Lamb Shanks served with Menu Signatures Gourmet Chips

Serves: 4

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 180 minutes

Ingredients

Menu Signatures Gourmet Chips

4 lamb shanks

few sprigs fresh rosemary

oil, to fry

salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 onion, sliced

4 anchovy fillets, chopped

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

2 tbsp. tomato purée

splash red wine vinegar

1 x 75cl bottle full-bodied red wine

15 dried apricots, chopped

500ml beef or lamb stock

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 160°C/320°F/gas mark 2

2. Using a sharp knife, make a few incisions in the side of each lamb shank and push in the rosemary sprigs

3. Heat the oil in a large heavy-based casserole dish. Add the lamb shanks and fry, turning frequently, until browned on all sides. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and remove from the dish

4. In the same pan, fry the onion, anchovies and garlic until softened, adding a little more oil if necessary, add the tomato purée and cook, stirring frequently, over a low heat for five minutes, add the vinegar and wine, bring to the boil and boil until reduced by a third.

5. Add the dried apricots and stock and bring back to the boil. Return the lamb shanks to the pan and cover with a lid. Transfer to the oven and cook for two and a half hours.

6. Cook Menu Signatures Gourmet Chips as per pack instructions

7. Serve the lamb shanks with Gourmet chips and green vegetables. Garnish with parsley.

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