Succulent Lamb Shanks

Favourite Aussie succulent lamb shanks

succulent lamb shanks

lamb shanks on a bed of perfectly cooked polenta

 Aussie special 

This is a tasty meal of succulent lamb shanks on a bed of perfectly cooked polenta that will impress even the toughest of Saffer critics.

0:10 Prep  1:45 Cook  4 Servings

Ingredients you will need

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 French trimmed lamb shanks
  • 2 brown onions, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 cup (250ml) dry red wine
  • 2 x 400gcans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary sprigs
  • 4 cups Massel chicken style liquid stock
  • 1 cup cornmeal (polenta)
  • 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup mascarpone

Method – 7 easy steps

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 160°C. Heat the oil in a large flame-proof casserole dish over high heat. Add half the lamb and cook, turning, for 5 minutes or until brown all over.

Step 2 – Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining lamb. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until onion softens. Return the lamb and pour over the red wine. Bring to the boil.

Step 3 – Cook for 2-3 minutes, or until wine reduces by half. Remove from heat. Add the tomato and rosemary. Bake, covered, for 1 1/2 hours or until lamb is almost falling off the bone.


Step 4 – To make the polenta, heat the stock in a large saucepan over high heat.

Step 5 – Bring to a simmer. While stirring with a balloon whisk, add the cornmeal in a thin, steady stream.

Step 6 – Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes or until polenta boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Add the parmesan and mascarpone and stir to combine.

Step 7 – Spoon the polenta into bowls, top with lamb and serve.

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