Braised Lamb Shanks in Orange-Merlot Sauce (Passover)
240 mins (prep 30, cooking 210)
14 ingredients
4 servings
From Reform Judaism magazine, Spring 2007. "Since leg of lamb is technically not kosher (because the sciatic nerve runs through it), lamb shanks are the meat of choice when you want a flavorful lamb dish on your seder table. Slowly braising the shanks in an aromatic liquid flavored with kosher wine yields a moist, tender, fall-off-the-bone delicacy". This requires at least 2 hours (to overnight) marination. FYI-in Israel, and in some other parts of the world, the sciatic nerve is removed from the leg of lamb by butchers thus making it kosher! It is not kosher in the United States.

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Serving Size (138.42 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 114.9 Calories from Fat 72.36
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.04g 49.45%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 23.9%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 20.08mg 3.35%
Total Carbohydrate 10.0g 13.33%
Dietary Fiber 1.32 g 21.17%
Sugars 5.42 g %
Protein 2.14g 17.09%
Vitamin A 306.43IU% Vitamin C 32.51mg%
Calcium 59.55mg% Iron 1.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lamb shanks, whole orange, fresh ground black pepper