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robbq 10-27-2013 08:52 PM

Lamb shanks
 
Smoked/braised lamb shanks with gravy! I figure I will enter them in both the gravy and lamb throwdowns.

I got a couple of lamb shanks, chopped up some onion, carrot, parsnip, turnip, celery and fennel
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Seasoned the shanks with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and browned them on the grill
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Then into the smoker with apple wood for 2 hours.

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Sauteed the onions for a few minutes, then added the rest of the veggies

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Brought some wine to a boil and reduced to half, then added beef stock

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Put the shanks into the pan with their drippings, added the veggies, liquid, salt & pepper, and some herbs (fresh rosemary and thyme, and a bay leaf)

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Back into the smoker for another 2 hours

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Here's how it looked when finished

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Now for a proper gravy. 3T butter and 3T flour

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Cook until bubbly and starting to brown
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Add the liquid from the pan, bring to a boil. Looking good!
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I also made some bread
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And some chicken tenders for the wife and daughter who don't eat lamb
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Here is the final result!
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Bluesman 10-27-2013 08:57 PM

Outstanding cook...... the lamb looks delicious. How did you get that crust on the bread?

hav 10-27-2013 08:58 PM

Nice!

robbq 10-27-2013 09:09 PM

Bluesman, thanks! For the bread, that one uses a pretty wet dough and a long rise. Then scored with a sharp knife and baked in a really hot oven. The ring pattern is from rising in a floured banneton.

buccaneer 10-27-2013 09:14 PM

Agree, great bread.
I'm stunned that you used Koonunga Hills for cooking BTW:loco:

ChickenWang 10-27-2013 09:44 PM

Those shanks look awesome !! Dont mind if I do take one off your hands :biggrin1:

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 10-27-2013 09:48 PM

That looks delicious and very well cooked :thumb: Now I gotta find some lamb shanks.

ssv3 10-27-2013 09:50 PM

:hungry:That looks absolutely delicious. I love a well made lamb shank dish and you nailed it.

This reminds me to make some. It's been while.

AussieTitch 10-28-2013 03:02 AM

Brilliant looking dish mate, nicely done, what's the red like never had it

AussieTitch 10-28-2013 03:03 AM

oops:oops:

sliding_billy 10-28-2013 04:10 AM

Great looking meal.

ncstan 10-28-2013 05:31 AM

oooohhhh yeah

chicagokp 10-28-2013 06:39 AM

That all looks great!! And double entry!

Tonybel 10-28-2013 09:25 AM

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ODU Dad 11-02-2013 05:32 PM

It's been a while since I've posted. Good looking food. Lamb shanks is one of my favorites.

GREAT pictures. I appreciate people who can do both at the same time. When I am in my cooking mode I can't get into the photo mode. Great job.


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