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Kokkari Braised Lamb Shank

Ingredients:

  • 2 lamb hind shanks
  • 1 Tbsp ground allspice
  • 1 Tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 rib celery, roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 leek, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups veal or lamb stock
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Salt, to taste

Preparation:

Rub shanks with ground spices and marinate at least 12 hours.

Brown shanks in oil; remove from pan.

Add vegetables to pan; brown slightly. Add veal stock, tomato paste and honey; bring to boil.

Add shanks, peppercorns, bay leaves, and cinnamon stick; cover and place in 375° F oven for at least 1 hour 45 minutes, or until meat is tender.

Makes 4

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