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Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shanks

 

What a delicious meal! Had this lamb shanks for dinner, and we were all so pleased by how flavorful it was. Loved the fennel in the dish.
135

Yield

8

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

1

hrs

Ready

2

hrs

Low Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

2 pounds lamb shanks
cut into 1 1/2 inch sections
*
1 x salt and black pepper
*
1 x vegetable oil
for sauteing
*
1 x all-purpose flour
for dredging
*
1 cup onions
sliced
1 cup fennel bulb
sliced
1 tablespoon garlic
chopped
1 cup red wine
*
2 cups tomatoes
chopped
3 cups stock
light
2 tablespoons oregano
fresh, chopped
*
¼ cup kalamata olives
pitted
*
2 ounces feta cheese
crumbled

Directions

Preheat oven to 400℉ (200℃).

Highly season the lamb shanks on both sides with salt and pepper.

Heat ½ cup oil in a large Dutch oven.

Dredge the shanks in the flour, shake off any excess flour.

Sear the shanks on both sides until golden brown.

Add the onions, fennel, and garlic.

Cook for 4 minutes, moving everything around to ensure it's all cooking.

Add the wine, tomatoes and stock.

Bring to a boil, cover and place in the oven.

Cook for 1½ hours or until the meat is so tender it falls from the bone.

Adjust the seasonings.

Remove from the Dutch oven and place on a platter.

Top with chopped oregano, olives, and feta.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 166g (5.9 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 11918% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 188mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Sugars g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 4% Iron 7%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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