DYCE – We HAVE STARTED to prepare a knuckle-end of braised lamb TODAY

DYCE – We HAVE STARTED to prepare a knuckle-end of braised lamb TODAY


Hello ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to this week’s episode of Do You Cook English! WE HAVE BEEN WORKING very hard this week to prepare yet another fantastic recipe for you. In fact, WE HAVE DECIDED to cook a lamb dish for you today to celebrate Easter. But, before we show you this, let’s first take a look at the grammar rule. So, can you guess? Absolutely. Today we are looking at the Present Perfect where an action is unfinished, but has a consequence. Well, WE HAVE WORKED hard this week to prepare you yet another fab recipe. Especially our chef today Eric! So, bonjour Eric! Bonjour Anna… Yes, this is a great dish and I’VE BEEN PREPARING this all morning! I know you have. I’VE WATCHED you preparing this dish for the past hour or more. But anyway, let’s get going and let’s see how to make our Easter lamb shank dish. So, today Eric HAS BEEN DOING a lot of things in advance to prepare this dish: First HE HAS TAKEN the lamb and HAS BROWNED it well in oil and butter in an oven proof dish. Then HE HAS PLACED it to one side and HAS then BROWNED the vegetables. Next HE HAS CREATED a glaze with the balsamic vinegar and HAS then ADDED the red wine, the tomato paste and the redcurrant jelly. Then he has reduced this liquid down to two thirds. I HAVE then ADDED the lamb, the bouquet garni and the seasoning . Then I HAVE ADDED the stock. He HAS now PLACED the casserole dish in the oven before cooking it at 130°C for three hours. After an hour and half we now add the vegetables. After 3 hours the meat is now soft and starting to detach from the bone. We now put the lamb shanks and the vegetables to one side. Don’t forget to taste it and season as necessary. You can also thicken the sauce with a little potato starch if you wish. Et voilà .Well, let’s take a look at what Eric HAS WORKED so hard on all day then! Ah, not really! I HAVEN’T BEEN WORKING too much today Anna! No problem! Well, it smells delicious! Anyway, so, Eric, glad to hear that YOU WEREN’T WORKING too hard this morning. We’ll see if we can’t work you a little harder next time, next week! Maybe? So, everyone, please remember to take a look at our website for all our latest recipes and also visit our Facebook page too! So, until next time on ‘Do You Cook English ?’ Good-bye!

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