January 10, 2022

How To Prepare Rioja-Braised Lamb Shanks With Chorizo?

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NZ Premium Grass-Fed Lamb Hind Shanks

Preparation Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 120 mins Serving: 3

  • 1 NZ Premium Grass-Fed Lamb Hind Shanks
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • oil, for frying
  • 350ml/12fl oz Rioja or 350ml/12fl oz good-quality beef stock
  • 250ml/9fl oz balsamic vingear
  • 1 garlic bulb, cut in half horizontally
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1–2 tsp paprika
  • handful black peppercorns
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 300ml/10fl oz beef stock
  • 125g/4oz chorizo
  • 1 large red onion, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • dash honey, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/300F/Gas 3.
  2. Season the lamb well with salt & freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle oil into a heavy-based saucepan pan set over a high heat. Turn down the heat slightly & brown the lamb shanks all over.
  3. Pour the wine & balsamic vinegar into a casserole dish & boil for five minutes. Add the lamb shanks, garlic, bay leaves, paprika, peppercorns, half the rosemary & the stock. Cover with a lid & bring to the boil.
  4. Once boiling, place the dish into the oven & cook for two hours.
  5. Remove the dish from the oven & add the chorizo, onion, carrots, honey to taste, if using, & the remaining rosemary, then return to the oven & cook for another hour, or until the meat is tender & falling off the bone.
  6. Remove the meat & vegetables with a slotted spoon & keep warm.
  7. Place the casserole dish onto a high heat & boil for 8–10 minutes, or until thickened slightly. Add salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the meat & vegetables with creamy mashed potatoes and lashings of the sauce.

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