Knit Together

Let one who wants to move and convince others, first be convinced and moved themselves. If a person speaks with genuine earnestness the thoughts, the emotion and the actual condition of their own heart, others will listen because we all are knit together.
--Thomas Carlyle

Thursday, October 13, 2005

Ewe Will Love This

If you enjoy lamb, the following recipe will tantalize. It's scaled to serve three (but made only two shanks), but the recipe title is linked to the Allrecipes site giving the original portions.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks
  • 1-1/2 pounds lamb shanks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-1/2 large carrots, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 (750 milliliter) bottle red wine
  • 1/2 (28 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes with juice
  • 1/2 (10.5 ounce) can condensed chicken broth
  • 1/2 (10.5 ounce) can beef broth
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  1. Sprinkle shanks with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook shanks until brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer shanks to plate.
  2. Add onions, carrots and garlic to pot and saute until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in wine, tomatoes, chicken broth and beef broth. Season with rosemary and thyme. Return shanks to pot, pressing down to submerge. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and simmer until meat is tender, about 2 hours.
  3. Remove cover from pot. Simmer about 20 minutes longer. Transfer shanks to platter, place in a warm oven. Boil juices in pot until thickened, about 15 minutes. Spoon over shanks.


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