Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe

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210 mins (prep 30, cooking 180)
18 ingredients
2 servings
It was a dark and stormy night….well, it snowed about 1 foot last night, and I was in the mood for a warm hearty stew. When I looked in the freezer, what should I find but two beautiful lamb shanks, about 1 ½ lbs. each. I was looking for some stew meat so this was like Christmas. As soon as I saw this treat I decided on a braise and never looked back. My dilemma was that I find that many braises taste very similar and I wanted something special. Of course there are differences in flavor between different braise recipes, but when you add a healthy amount of red wine and tomato paste, the basic flavor of these two ingredients tend to mask the subtleties in the different meats. Of course you can tell the difference between lamb and beef or between beef and pork, but I wanted to braise the lamb shanks so the meat would stand out while still maintaining the wonderful richness a braised dish has. After reading a slew of recipes, I started my creative adventure. Sometimes this works out exactly as I want and sometimes I create gastronomic disasters of epic proportions. Anyway, this one worked out pretty well.

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Serving Size (463.6 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 163.3 Calories from Fat 16.29
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.81g 5.58%
Saturated Fat 0.36g 3.58%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 163.3mg 13.61%
Total Carbohydrate 37.2g 24.8%
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g 54.43%
Sugars 8.07 g %
Protein 6.35g 25.4%
Vitamin A 19028.52IU% Vitamin C 11.34mg%
Calcium 49.9mg% Iron 1.86mg%
*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, cloves garlic, large, plum tomatoes, large mushrooms, large carrots, dried rosemary, salt and pepper, cheesecloth, a