Braised Lamb Shanks With Fat Pasta and Gremolata Recipe

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Braised Lamb Shanks With Fat Pasta and Gremolata
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  1. Preheat the oven to 150C/Gas 2. Select a heavy-based, ovenproof pan that will hold the lamb shanks quite closely together. Season the shanks and put them in a colander. Throw the flour over them and shake it around over the sink.
  2. Heat half of the oil in the pan and sear the shanks on all sides until golden brown. Take the meat out and set aside. Fry the onions, celery, carrot and garlic, stirring from time to time. After 5 minutes, turn the heat down and cover.
  3. After 10-15 minutes of on-off stirring, the veg will have softened nicely. Put the meat back in and add the wine and the bay leaves. Let the wine reduce by a third, then tip in the tomatoes, along with enough stock so that the liquid just about covers the shanks.
  4. Add the olives and season.
  5. Pour in the rest of the oil, cover and place in the oven for 2-3 hours, until the meat chunks are coming away from the bone. Take the dish out of the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes with the lid on.
  6. Cook the pasta according to the directions.
  7. To make the gremolata, mix the chopped parsley, lemon zest, garlic, and some seasoning.
  8. Drain the pasta, return it to the pan and ladle in all of the veg and juice to coat it nicely.
  9. Toss gently and tong into a serving dish. Put the shanks on top, add a ladle or two more of the sauce and sprinkle with gremolata.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 501.11 Kcal (2098 kJ)
Calories from fat 274.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30.45g 47%
Cholesterol 4.56mg 2%
Sodium 295.13mg 12%
Potassium 715.69mg 15%
Total Carbs 42.59g 14%
Sugars 11.25g 45%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 17%
Protein 10.42g 21%
Vitamin C 29.4mg 49%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 62.9mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 88.63 Kcal (371 kJ)
Calories from fat 48.47 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.39g 47%
Cholesterol 0.81mg 2%
Sodium 52.2mg 12%
Potassium 126.58mg 15%
Total Carbs 7.53g 14%
Sugars 1.99g 45%
Dietary Fiber 0.74g 17%
Protein 1.84g 21%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 49%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 10%
Calcium 11.1mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 11.8
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

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