Oven Roasted Lamb Shanks with Roasted Tomatoes and Toasted Orzo

Total Time:
5 hr
4 hr
1 hr


  • Orzo Pasta:
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound orzo
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
  • Slow Roasted Tomatoes:
  • 4 plum tomatos, sliced in half, vertically
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Roasted Garlic Bulbs:
  • 4 heads garlic, tops, removed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
Orzo Pasta:
  • Heat oil and butter in pan. Add 1/2 of orzo and toast until golden brown. Add onion and remaining orzo and saute for 2 minutes. Heat a pot of water and add to the risotto as if you were making risotto, a little at a time, until the pasta is al dente. Finish with additional butter and a small amount of the braising liquid, add chopped parsley and salt and pepper to taste.

Roasted Garlic Bulbs:
  • Toss the tomatoes in olive oil, season with salt and pepper and roast in a 200 degree F oven for 4 hours. (Re-hydrated sundried tomatoes will work just as well)

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place water and butter in a roasting pan, add garlic heads, cut-side-down, cover and roast for 1 hour.

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