Lamb Shanks with Anchovies and Sicilian Olives

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This is an old family favourite that warms your heart, body and soul in the winter months.

 

 

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time3 hrsTotal Time3 hrs 10 mins
Shanks
 4 Lamb shanks, trimmed of excess fat
 1 x 45g Tin anchovies in oil
 500 ml Red wine
 1 Cup Vegetable stock, reduced salt
 1 x 280g Jar Sicilian olives, drained
 4 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
 2 Tbsp. plain flour
Gremolata (topping)
 1 Cup parsley, finely chopped
 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
 Rind of 1 medium lemon, zested or finely chopped
1

In an extra large pot, place the anchovies, including the oil from the tin, tomato paste and garlic

2

Mix together and cook for one minute on a medium heat

3

Add the flour and mix in well

4

Add stock and wine and mix well to make sure there are no lumps from the flour

5

Add the lamb shanks and olives

6

Simmer on a low heat with the lid on for 3 hours or until the meat is falling from the bone

7

To make the gremolata, combine the parsley, garlic and lemon rind in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle over the top of the cooked shanks

8

Serve with mashed potato and steamed veggies

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.05g31%
Saturated Fat 6.48g33%
Sodium 1755.34mg74%
Total Carbohydrate 6.79g3%
Dietary Fiber 3.88g16%
Sugars 1.28g
Protein 34.25g69%

Vitamin A 26.39%
Vitamin C 40.31%
Calcium 13.16%
Iron 25.28%
Vitamin B12 56.67%
Iodine 4.88%
Magnesium 21.42%
Zinc 96.75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

This meal is great served with mashed potato and steamed veggies such as cabbage and carrot.

Cook it early in the day and let sit so the flavours can intensify making a deliciously rich & hearty winter meal.

You could also cook the shanks in a casserole dish in the oven or in a slow cooker.

For those with Coeliac Disease, use a gluten free flour.

This meal is a great source of iron, containing half the RDI for men and 22% of the RDI for women.

It also contains almost half the RDI for Vitamin C.

 

                                                                                                          

Ingredients

Shanks
 4 Lamb shanks, trimmed of excess fat
 1 x 45g Tin anchovies in oil
 500 ml Red wine
 1 Cup Vegetable stock, reduced salt
 1 x 280g Jar Sicilian olives, drained
 4 Cloves garlic, finely chopped
 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
 2 Tbsp. plain flour
Gremolata (topping)
 1 Cup parsley, finely chopped
 2 Cloves garlic, crushed
 Rind of 1 medium lemon, zested or finely chopped

Directions

1

In an extra large pot, place the anchovies, including the oil from the tin, tomato paste and garlic

2

Mix together and cook for one minute on a medium heat

3

Add the flour and mix in well

4

Add stock and wine and mix well to make sure there are no lumps from the flour

5

Add the lamb shanks and olives

6

Simmer on a low heat with the lid on for 3 hours or until the meat is falling from the bone

7

To make the gremolata, combine the parsley, garlic and lemon rind in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle over the top of the cooked shanks

8

Serve with mashed potato and steamed veggies

Lamb Shanks with Anchovies and Sicilian Olives

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Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 381
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20.05g31%
Saturated Fat 6.48g33%
Sodium 1755.34mg74%
Total Carbohydrate 6.79g3%
Dietary Fiber 3.88g16%
Sugars 1.28g
Protein 34.25g69%

Vitamin A 26.39%
Vitamin C 40.31%
Calcium 13.16%
Iron 25.28%
Vitamin B12 56.67%
Iodine 4.88%
Magnesium 21.42%
Zinc 96.75%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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