Lamb shanks currants chickpeas

February 6, 2015

WSJ Jan 2015 serves 4 cooktime 7 hours in oven 275°

  • 4  (~1lb each) lamb shanks
  • 1TB kosher salt
  • 2 TB olive oil

1. Preheat broiler. Season  lamb shanks with oil & salt. Place on baking sheet under broiler until dark brown ~ 15 min.

  • 1 Spanish (red) onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 TB oil
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 cup dried currants

2. use oven safe sauté pan (or cast iron dutch oven), sauté vegetables until soft & slightly brown 7 min. stir in cinnamon & currants.

3. Preheat oven to 275°. Place lamb shanks on top of vegetables, pour water halfway up lamb shanks, cover with foil (or cook in dutch oven with lid). Roast 6 hours!

  • 1 (15oz) can chickpeas, drained

4. Remove lamb shanks, skim fat, add chickpeas to pan, cook on med-hi heat until liquid reduced by half. 6 min.

  • 1 TB finely chopped fresh mint
  • ½ Cup parsley
  • 2 TB fresh lemon juice

Add herbs to chickpeas, spoon onto plates, top with lamb shanks.


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