Mario Batali's Lamb Shanks With Leeks and Grapes Recipe

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Mario Batali's Lamb Shanks With Leeks and Grapes
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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  2. Rinse and dry the lamb shanks, and season them liberally with salt and pepper. In a very large heavy-bottomed Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until smoking. Add the lamb shanks, 5 at a time, and sear until dark golden brown all over, 10 to 12 minutes per batch. Remove the shanks and set them aside.
  3. Add the onions, garlic, carrots, and leeks to the pot and cook until softened, 8-10 minutes. Use only the white and light green parts of the Leaks only, trimmed, halved lengthwise, cut crosswise into thin half-moons, rinsed thoroughly, and drained.
  4. Add the wine, tomato sauce, and sock to the vegetables and bring to a boil. Return the lamb shanks to the pot and bring back to a boil. Cover the pot tightly, place it in the oven, and bake for about 1.5 hours, until the meat is fork-tender.
  5. Remove the pot from the oven, check the sauce for seasoning, and then add the grapes. Stir them in gently, and serve directly from the pot.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 231.35 Kcal (969 kJ)
Calories from fat 86.4 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.6g 15%
Cholesterol 2.16mg 1%
Sodium 527.5mg 22%
Potassium 434.28mg 9%
Total Carbs 25.46g 8%
Sugars 12.47g 50%
Dietary Fiber 2.76g 11%
Protein 4.07g 8%
Vitamin C 10.8mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 10%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Calcium 55.5mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 87.09 Kcal (365 kJ)
Calories from fat 32.53 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.61g 15%
Cholesterol 0.81mg 1%
Sodium 198.58mg 22%
Potassium 163.48mg 9%
Total Carbs 9.58g 8%
Sugars 4.69g 50%
Dietary Fiber 1.04g 11%
Protein 1.53g 8%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 18%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 10%
Iron 0.5mg 7%
Calcium 20.9mg 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

  • 4.9
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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