Lamb Shanks with Artichokes and Olives: Stinci di Agnelli con Carciofi e Olive (Mario Batali) Recipe

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Lamb Shanks with Artichokes and Olives: Stinci di Agnelli con Carciofi e Olive (Mario Batali)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Rinse and dry the shanks and season aggressively with salt and pepper. In a heavy-bottomed Dutch oven with a lid, heat the oil until smoking. Add the shanks and sear until dark golden brown over medium heat, about 15 to 18 minutes. Remove the shanks and set aside.
  3. To the same pan add the onion, garlic, rosemary and artichokes and cook until softened, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the olives, wine, tomato sauce and chicken stock and bring to a boil. Replace the lamb shanks in the pan and return to a boil. Cover tightly and roast in the oven for 1 1/2 hours, until fork-tender. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
  4. Basic Tomato Sauce:
  5. In a 3-quart saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until soft and light golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the thyme and carrot and cook 5 minutes more, until the carrot is quite soft. Add the tomatoes and juice and bring to a boil, stirring often. Lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes until as thick as hot cereal. Season with salt and serve. This sauce holds one week in the refrigerator or up to 6 months in the freezer.
  6. Yield: 4 cups
  7. Brown Chicken Stock:
  8. In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat the oil over high heat until smoking. Add all the chicken parts and brown all over, stirring to avoid burning. Remove the chicken and reserve. Add the carrots, onions, and celery to the pot and cook until soft and browned. Return the chicken to the pot and add 3 quarts of water, the tomato paste, peppercorns, and parsley. Stir with a wooden spoon to dislodge the browned chicken and vegetables bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring almost to a boil, then reduce heat and cook at a low simmer until reduced by half, about 2 hours, occasionally skimming excess fat. Remove from heat, strain, and press on the solids with the bottom of a ladle to extract out all liquids. Stir the stock to facilitate cooling and set aside. Refrigerate stock in small containers for up to a week or freeze for up to a month.
  9. Yield: 1 1/2 quarts
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1756.28 Kcal (7353 kJ)
Calories from fat 953.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 105.92g 163%
Cholesterol 503.43mg 168%
Sodium 4197.54mg 175%
Potassium 2866.11mg 61%
Total Carbs 105.6g 35%
Sugars 25.38g 102%
Dietary Fiber 28.63g 115%
Protein 104.41g 209%
Vitamin C 66.3mg 111%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 18%
Iron 15.4mg 86%
Calcium 391.4mg 39%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 148.57 Kcal (622 kJ)
Calories from fat 80.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.96g 163%
Cholesterol 42.59mg 168%
Sodium 355.09mg 175%
Potassium 242.46mg 61%
Total Carbs 8.93g 35%
Sugars 2.15g 102%
Dietary Fiber 2.42g 115%
Protein 8.83g 209%
Vitamin C 5.6mg 111%
Iron 1.3mg 86%
Calcium 33.1mg 39%

* 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

  • 43.2
  • 46

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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