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Fatback Joe
10-11-2008, 07:25 PM
Lamb Shanks for dinner tonight........man,did they come out good. Like with a lot of things the pics don't do it justice, but here they are anyhow.


Used the enamel dutch oven with 2 Tbs olive oil on medium heat added 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped carrot, and a couple of stalks of celery, a couple of tsp of salt and pepper kept that going and stirred until they started getting soft......probably 20 minutes or so.........then added 2 Tbs of tomato paste and about 2 Tbs of minced garlic, stirred it for a couple of minutes until the paste started to darken a bit.

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Added the salt and peppered shanks and then enough chicken broth to partially cover then brought that to a simmer.

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Once it came to a simmer went into a 350 degree oven, flipped the shanks over every 30 minutes until they got fork tender......took about 2 hours. Pic is of them about 1/2 way done.

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When they were done, I strained the broth, defatted, put it back in the pan and the shanks back in the pool on a low simmer as the broth reduced and everything else got done.

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Was kind of lazy with the rest of dinner, just rice and rolls with it, but man was it good and that stock/broth/gravy/juice was rich. Only wish the pics did it justice.

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Butt Lover's
10-11-2008, 08:12 PM
Looks pretty good!

SmokyOkie
10-11-2008, 08:28 PM
Looks great Joe. Have you ever done Ossa Buco?

Fatback Joe
10-12-2008, 07:22 AM
Have you ever done Ossa Buco?

Nope, never have.

fredrogers
10-12-2008, 12:27 PM
That looks great. I have always wanted to try lamb, but have never the courage to put up the money for it.

If you don't mind me asking how much did the shanks cost?

It seems I can only find higher priced cuts at my local food mart.

-=fred=-

Fatback Joe
10-12-2008, 12:43 PM
That looks great. I have always wanted to try lamb, but have never the courage to put up the money for it.

If you don't mind me asking how much did the shanks cost?

It seems I can only find higher priced cuts at my local food mart.

-=fred=-

I don't mind a bit...........unfortunatley I don't remember for sure. :blushing: Seems like somewhere around $3-$3.50 per pound.

SmokyOkie
10-12-2008, 08:29 PM
That looks great. I have always wanted to try lamb, but have never the courage to put up the money for it.

If you don't mind me asking how much did the shanks cost?

It seems I can only find higher priced cuts at my local food mart.

-=fred=-

Heck Fred, why not just bust on out and take a chance. Even the more expensive cuts aren't that high.

semi boneless leg of lamb runs between $3.50 and $5.50/lb., and if you have a Sam's Club, you can buy racks for under $10.00/lb. (my personal favorite for special occasions).

Lon chops are generally cheaper than rib chops (racks that have been cut up or whole) but the rib section is sooo much better.

Sirloin chops are good too and they are a little cheaper.

You will also prolly find that lamb is so much richer than beef that you can't eat near as much, and if that's the case then the price per lb. comparison really isn't valid anyway.

Main thing is that if you like red meat, you're really cheating yourself if you don't try lamb.

fredrogers
10-13-2008, 08:53 AM
I like it. The last lamb I looked at was a lot more than that. I will have to check around. I would like to give it a go.

-=fred=-

Chargrilled
10-13-2008, 09:08 AM
Looks like a REAL good dinner!!! I need to get the Mrs. converted. I will bet if I didnt say anything bout them being lamb that she would eat it and never know. hummmmmm........ on second thought better just tell her, I love Qn too much to pizz her off doing something like that!!!!