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Italian-Style Lamb Shanks

Italian-Style Lamb Shanks

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Serves 4


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 Lamb Shanks or Lamb Drums
  • 2 Carrots, peeled, cut into 2cm dice
  • 3 Stalks Celery, diced
  • 2 Onions, peeled, each cut into 6 wedges
  • 2 Bulbs Garlic, cut horizontally, discard any papery skin that falls off
  • 3 Anchovy Fillets, finely chopped
  • 400g tin of Tomatoes in Juice
  • 2 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 c Beef Stock
  • 1 c Red Wine
  • 140g Tomato Paste
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Sprigs of Fresh Thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 160C.

Heat the oil in the base of a large casserole dish. Brown the shanks on all sides then remove them from the casserole.

Add the carrots, celery, onions, garlic and anchovies to the casserole.

Sauté for 1 minute.

Cover the casserole and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring once or twice. Add the tomatoes, brown sugar, stock, red wine, tomato paste, bay leaves and thyme. Stir to combine.

Return the shanks to the casserole and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Cover the casserole and cook in the oven for 2 hours. Increase the heat to 180ºC and remove the lid. Cook for a further 30 minutes, basting once or twice during this time.

Serve in bowls with soft polenta and lots of cooking juice.

This recipe was sent in by The Foodtown Magazine Issue 41 June/July 2008 of Gourmet Food Publishing.


Qty Price
Countdown Lamb Knuckles 2 Piece Vac Pack
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Fresh Produce Celery Whole Bunch
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Flott Anchovies Fillets $4.50 ea
$4.50 ea
Campbells Real Stock Beef Stock Liquid $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Greggs Herbs Bay Leaves $4.39 ea
$4.39 ea
Masterfoods Herbs Thyme Leaves Dried $2.70 ea
$2.70 ea
Fresh Produce Garlic Bulb Nz
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Villa Maria Cellar Selection Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon $15.00 ea was $18.49
$15.00 ea was $18.49


Qty Price
Fresh Produce Carrots $2.99 kg
$2.99 kg
Countdown Brown Sugar $1.40 ea
$1.40 ea
Countdown Salt Sea Grinder $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Greggs Pepper Black Cracked $6.39 ea
$6.39 ea
Fresh Produce Onions Brown $2.50 kg
$2.50 kg
Countdown Olive Oil Extra Virgin $5.90 ea
$5.90 ea
Essentials Tomatoes Whole Peeled $0.80 ea
$0.80 ea
Greggs Tomato Paste 200g $2.90 ea
$2.90 ea