Lamb Shanks With Cheesy Polenta Recipe

These lamb shanks with cheesy polenta are a comforting and flavorful dish that is perfect for a special occasion or a cozy dinner at home. The lamb shanks are slow-cooked in a rich tomato and red wine sauce until they are tender and falling off the bone. The polenta is creamy and cheesy, providing the perfect base for the flavorful lamb. This dish is sure to impress your guests and satisfy your cravings for a hearty meal.

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50minstotal
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45minsCook
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Ingredients for Lamb Shanks With Cheesy Polenta Recipe

  • 2 Lamb Shanks
  • As required Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Onion, Diced
  • 1/2 Carrot, Diced
  • 1/2 stalk Celery , Diced
  • 2 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup Red Wine
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 cup Polenta
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 0.13 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • as required Fresh Parsley For Garnish

Directions: Lamb Shanks With Cheesy Polenta Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • STEP 2.Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper.
  • STEP 3.Heat olive oil in a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  • STEP 4.Add the lamb shanks and brown them on all sides.
  • STEP 5.Remove the lamb shanks from the pot and set aside.
  • STEP 6.In the same pot, add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic.
  • STEP 7.Cook until the vegetables are softened.
  • STEP 8.Add the tomato paste, diced tomatoes, red wine, beef broth, bay leaves, rosemary, thyme, and oregano.
  • STEP 9.Stir to combine and bring to a simmer.
  • STEP 10.Return the lamb shanks to the pot and cover with the sauce.
  • STEP 11.Cover the pot with a lid and transfer to the preheated oven.
  • STEP 12.Cook for 2-3 hours, or until the lamb shanks are tender and falling off the bone.
  • STEP 13.While the lamb shanks are cooking, prepare the cheesy polenta.
  • STEP 14.In a large saucepan, bring the water and salt to a boil.
  • STEP 15.Slowly whisk in the polenta and reduce the heat to low.
  • STEP 16.Cook the polenta, stirring frequently, for about 20-30 minutes, or until thickened.
  • STEP 17.Stir in the butter, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper until well combined.
  • STEP 18.Remove the lamb shanks from the pot and shred the meat using two forks.
  • STEP 19.Return the shredded meat to the pot and stir to combine with the sauce.
  • STEP 20.Serve the lamb shanks over the cheesy polenta.
  • STEP 21.Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • For extra flavor, you can sear the lamb shanks in a hot skillet before transferring them to the pot.
  • If you prefer a smoother polenta, you can use an immersion blender to blend it until creamy.
  • This dish pairs well with a side of roasted vegetables or a green salad.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover lamb shanks and polenta can be stored in separate airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the lamb shanks and polenta separately in a pot over low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve together and garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.
Nutrition
value
1543
calories per serving
77 g Fat176 g Protein27 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    77g
  • Protein
    176g
  • Carbs
    27g
  • Fiber
    0g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    27g
  • Protein
    176g
  • Fiber
    0g

Fats

  • Fat
    77g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    604mg
  • Iron
    10mg
  • Vitamin A
    54mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    29mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    35mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    10mcg
  • Vitamin C
    0mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    175mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    1728mg
  • Selenium
    84mcg
  • Zinc
    27mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp