Save Recipe Print
Total:
5 hr 50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
5 hr 50 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Gremolata:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Coat a large Dutch oven generously with olive oil and bring to a high heat. Season the shanks generously with salt and add them to the pan. Brown well on all sides. This is an incredibly important step; do not rush it.

Meanwhile, puree the onions, carrots, celery and garlic in a food processor until it becomes a coarse paste. Remove and set aside.

Remove the shanks from the pan to a sheet tray. Discard the excess fat from the pan. Add a little more oil to coat the bottom of the pan and add the pureed veggies. Season with salt, to taste. Saute the veggies until they are very brown and aromatic, about 20 minutes. The brown veggies should form a sort of crust on the bottom of the pan, do not let this burn; it is where a lot of the flavor is! Don't rush this step either, since this is where you will develop the brown color and flavor.

Add the tomato paste and brown for 5 minutes. Stir in the wine, chopped rosemary and thyme bundle. Stir frequently and cook until the wine has reduced by about half.

Add the shanks back to the pot and pour in 3 to 4 cups of water. The shanks should be submersed, if they are not, add more water. Add the bay leaves to the pan, cover and put in the preheated oven. The cooking time will be about 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Turn the shanks over about halfway through the cooking time. Check the shanks every 45 minutes or so. If the liquid has reduced too much add more water. Defat as you go.

Remove the lid during the last 30 minutes of cooking time for maximum browning. When the shanks are done the meat should be incredibly tender and flavorful. Transfer to serving plates and garnish with Gremolata. Serve with Hard Polenta Cakes, if desired,

Call yourself a superstar!!!

Gremolata:

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients and set aside until ready to use.

More from:

Easter

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Sheet Pan Paella 00:48

A grill and a sheet pan are all you need to whip up paella for a crowd.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Root Vegetable Irish Lamb Stew

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Smoked Salmon Frittata

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Braised Lamb Shanks

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Braised Port Lamb Shanks

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Braised Lamb Shanks

Recipe courtesy of David Rosengarten

Braised Lamb Shank

Recipe courtesy of Michael Lomonaco

Felix's Braised Lamb Shanks

Recipe courtesy of Felix's Restaurant

Oregano-Braised Lamb Shanks

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.