Lamb shanks with orzo

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Ingredients (15)

  • 8 Australian lamb shanks
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 cups carrots, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • ½ cup onions, diced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 14 ounces tomatoes, canned, crushed
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 16 ounces orzo pasta
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper, crushed

Summary

Instructions

  1. 1Preheat oven to 475°F.
  2. 2In a large bowl, mix seasoned flour ingredients and liberally coat shanks with it.
  3. 3In skillet, heat olive oil and sear shanks on all sides, about 15 minutes. Remove meat from skillet, discard fat. Add carrots, garlic, onions, and sauté for 5 minutes. Deglaze pan with red wine. Return the meat to skillet. Add tomatoes and beef broth. Braise for 55 minutes. Transfer from skillet to baking dish. Add feta cheese. Bake for 35 minutes in 475°F oven.
  4. 4Serve over cooked orzo.
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