Orange Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe

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Orange Braised Lamb Shanks
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  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.
  2. In a suitable casserole dish, sweat the diced vegetables in some of the olive oil without browning until tender.
  3. Add the thyme, bay leaves, garlic, tomato, wine and lamb stock or water, along with most of the orange zest and juice (retain a few pinches of zest and 1 tbsp of juice).
  4. Bring to the boil and lower to a gentle simmer.
  5. Heat a little more olive oil in a separate pan and brown the lamb shanks on all sides, seasoning with a little salt and pepper as you go.
  6. Transfer to the casserole dish and cover with its lid.
  7. Transfer to the oven and cook for approx 2hours or until the meat is completely tender and coming off the bone.
  8. Remove the shanks from the pan and keep warm while you finish the sauce.
  9. Skim off some of the fat that is floating on it. Taste for seasoning and to assess its intensity, boil to reduce if you think it needs it.
  10. Stir in the reserved juice to refresh the citrus flavour.
  11. Serve one lamb shank on each warmed plate with a generous amount of sauce spooned over.
  12. Sprinkle each shank with a little parsley and a pinch of the reserved zest.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 256.83 Kcal (1075 kJ)
Calories from fat 132.85 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.76g 23%
Sodium 5786.3mg 241%
Potassium 461.81mg 10%
Total Carbs 18.53g 6%
Sugars 10.28g 41%
Dietary Fiber 3.83g 15%
Protein 2.03g 4%
Vitamin C 57.6mg 96%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 5%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 77.2mg 8%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 79.31 Kcal (332 kJ)
Calories from fat 41.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.56g 23%
Sodium 1786.72mg 241%
Potassium 142.6mg 10%
Total Carbs 5.72g 6%
Sugars 3.18g 41%
Dietary Fiber 1.18g 15%
Protein 0.63g 4%
Vitamin C 17.8mg 96%
Iron 0.2mg 4%
Calcium 23.8mg 8%

* 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

  • 5.6
  • 6

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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