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Cajun Lamb Shanks


4 tablespoons olive oil
4 large lamb shanks
2 medium chopped onions
1 large chopped green bell pepper
1/2 stalk chopped celery; (not a single rib)
4 cloves chopped garlic; (more if desired)
2 cans Cajun styled tomatoes
1/2 can beef stock
4 tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons thyme
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon fresh sage; finely chopped
1/2 cup white wine
Tabasco or cayenne to taste

Preparation :30 Cook 3:30 Stand :00 Total 4:00 Regional - Creole, Lamb The taste of this delicious offering of lamb shanks will result in numerous requests to share your recipe. Unless told, they will be puzzled as to what type meat is being served. Roll lamb shanks in flour, salt and pepper then, in a large Dutch oven, sauté in hot Olive oil until browned. (about 15 minutes). Remove and set aside. Add to same pan, 2 chopped onions, 1 chopped large green bell pepper, 1/2 stalk chopped celery, 4 or more chopped cloves of garlic. Sauté over medium heat until vegetables are softened. Return the lamb shanks to the pan and add 2 cans chopped Cajun style tomatoes, 1/2 can beef stock, 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar, 1 teaspoon thyme, 2 bay leaves, 1/2 cup of wine and, if desired, 3 tablespoons Tabasco sauce. Bring to a simmering boil, cover and bake in a preheated 350F oven for 3 hours. Posted to BBQ List by Jim Anderson on Feb 15, 1998 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Yield: 1 serving

Preparation Time: 0:00

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