Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised Lamb Shanks

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Season lamb shanks with salt. Heat a Dutch oven or an oven-proof, thick-bottomed, pot with a tight fitting cover on medium high heat on the stovetop. Add the olive oil and brown the lamb shanks in the casserole pan on all sides. Remove shanks to a dish.
  2. Add onion, carrot and celery and sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  3. Add potatoes and cook another 2 minutes.
  4. Add the garlic, lamb shanks, and herbs (except for the mint).
  5. If using, add the sherry and raisins; bring the sherry to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the stock and bring to a simmer.
  7. Remove from heat, cover the pot and bake in the oven for 1 1/2 or 2 hours or until shanks are tender.
  8. Remove the shanks, strip the meat from the bones and return the meat to the pan.
  9. Serve with fresh mint leaves as garnish.