Saturday, April 11, 2009

First attempt to cook a lamb shank

Finally found frozen lamb shanks selling at mmmm! and I reckoned it was time to try to cook my first lamb shank.

Very simple ingredients were used:
Lamb shank
Chopped onions and garlic
A can of diced tomatoes
Red wine (about a cup)
Vegetable stock
Bay leaves
Black Peppercorns

Start by seasoning the lamb shank with salt and pepper and coat it with flour.

From top left:
1. Lightly brown all sides of the lamb shank over medium fire.
2. Remove shank from the pan and sweat the onions and garlic till fragrant.
3. Add in a can of diced tomatoes and put in the lamb shank.
4. Add in the red wine, stock, peppercorns and bay leaves and simmer for a while.

Cover the pan with aluminium foil and put into the oven preheated at 170°C for 3 hours. Turn the shank every 1 hour.

From top left:
Shank after 1 hour; after 2 hours; after 3 hours.

Cooked shank removed from the pan. Looks good enough to eat already!

Gravy from the pan. Season it whatever way you want and pour it over the cooked lamb shank.

My first lamb shank completed! And I have to say it tastes quite good! Even my darling YY says so~~Hohoho~~

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