How to Make Braised Lamb Shanks

How to Make Braised Lamb Shanks

Today on The Stay At Home Chef I’m
showing you how to make Braised Lamb Shanks. This recipe has been on my
website for years. Lamb shanks are far and away my favorite way to enjoy lamb
and this recipe is super easy and super delicious! To start you’ll wanna preheat
an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and then you’ll need 4 lamb shanks. You’ll
want to season them with a generous amount of salt. Make sure you turn them
and get all of the sides seasoned. I used about 1/2 a teaspoon of salt per shank. We’re gonna sear these on the stove but before we do that I’m gonna set those
aside and make our sauce. Place 1 white onion into a food processor and you can
see I cutt it up into chunks. You’ll also need about 4 medium-sized
carrots, also cut into chunks, 3 to 4 stalks of celery cut into chunks once
again, 4 cloves of garlic and you can use whole garlic but I have all my minced up
right now and then 2 tablespoons of tomato paste. Then put the lid on here. This will end up cooking in the pan and
breaking down and form a sauce so you want everything finely chopped which is
why we’re using a food processor and not doing it by hand. Next get a large oven safe braising pot ready on the stove by heating it over
medium-high heat. Add in a little bit of vegetable oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil
and then working two at a time you want to sear your lamb shanks on all sides. You’re looking for a nice kiss of brown so that the fat starts to crisp up
and render. Once you get all 4 shanks seared you want to pop them out of the
pan and set them aside for just a second Then we’re gonna add in the carrot and
onion mixture, getting that all going in the pot and let that cook
stirring and pulling up all the brown bits from the lamb. Let this cook for
about three to five minutes. Browning the veggies just a little bit will bring out
some extra flavor. Then we’ll pour in 2 cups of cranberry juice, or I suppose
you could use wine. I love the flavor that the cranberry juice adds. Then I’m
going to add the lamb shanks back into this mixture. I’m going to make sure that
I tuck those in and mix things around just a little bit so that all of the
meat can get some of that vegetable mixture and the cranberry juice. Or
instead of cooking it in a pot and braising it that way, you could also just
transfer this whole mixture to a slow cooker and cook it on low for eight
hours, but today I’m gonna go traditional with an oven braise. So I’m going to add
in two sprigs of rosemary and pop the lid on and slide this into the 350
degree oven to braise. It’ll take about 2 1/2 to 3 hours for your
lamb to get tender. I like to remove the lid from the pot during the last 30
minutes of cooking so that the exposed lamb can get a little bit browned It is
so good! Thanks for watching! You can find the full written recipe in the video
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11 thoughts on “How to Make Braised Lamb Shanks”

  1. Seems so fancy when people cook lamb, idk why. Lol Never cooked lamb but this recipe looks nice and yummy.

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