Lamb Shanks 'Kimmel' with Olives, Lemon & Basil

Featured by Kimmel Vineyards in the Gold Wine Club.
  Lamb Shanks 'Kimmel' with Olives, Lemon & Basil

Ingredients

4 lamb shanks, each should weigh about 1.25lbs
1 tbs. sea salt
2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup canola oil
1 sweet onion, peeled and sliced
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 tomato, chopped
4 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
2 tbs. tomato paste
2 tbs. flour
1 lemon, zest only
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
2 bay leaves
1 tsp. fennel seeds
2 star anise
1 sprig thyme
1 sprig rosemary
1 quart chicken broth
1 cup Olive Oil Cured Black Olives
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 bunch basil, chopped roughly
1 lemon, zest only

Instructions

Season lamb with sea salt and black pepper, then sear on all sides, remove from pan and reserve. Add sliced onions and carrots and cook until lightly browned and tender, about 5 min. Add chopped tomato and garlic and continue cooking 2 min. Add tomato paste and flour and stir until well mixed. Add first lemon zest, red pepper, bay leaves, fennel seeds, star anise, thyme, rosemary and chicken stock. Stir well; add lamb and cook slowly for about 3 hours or until the lamb meat is so tender it starts to fall off the bone.

Remove lamb from broth, strain sauce pressing the solids in a mesh strainer to extract all the flavors. Add the olives, oregano, chopped basil and second lemon zest. Serve and enjoy!



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