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lamb shanks - egged and Thermos\'d

CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,104
edited 1:45PM in EggHead Forum
Thanks to LS for the inspiration (below link) and for taking my phone call, my first attempt at lamb shank cook was a decent success.
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got these 6x 1lb shanks from an organic butcher, worth $37 but with internet coupon offer my net cost was about $10 ;)

rubbed with EVOO, sea salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme. seared on small CI grid on spider …
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Mirepoix …
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Red wine, chicken broth, balsamic vinegar, pinch of cinnamon …
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Ready for the egg … (I added chunks of taters and carrots to elevate the shanks, no pix)
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I was afraid of too much liquid, so after taking this pix I rotated the lid 90 degrees to allow more evaporation. Should have checked the liquid level more closely because the sauce was a bit on the thick side in the end, the tater props soaked up the liquid too …
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At 275 it took four hours (direct 3 hrs, indirect last hour when I noticed sauce was getting thick, wish I added some liquid then), flipped shanks at regular intervals…
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Served with roasted garlic mash. Quite tender but not falling off the bone…
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Had two shanks leftover, reheated with diluted sauce and put them into this favourite close –it-n-forget-it toy. Four hours later it came out real nice and juicy, truly falling off the bone…[url]http://www.forumappliances.com/i-708-Thermos_Vacuum_Thermal_Cooker.html
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Gary
Toronto, Canada
canuckland

Comments

  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,717
    Nice one.. 'Comfort Food' at its best!! 8 - ),,,
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Dammit Gary, I am serving mine with roasted garlic mashed tonight! :laugh:

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,104
    Steve, great minds think alike or fools seldom differ :whistle:
    Gary
    canuckland
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    My kind of cook Gary. Beautifully spiced & done
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    WOW!!!
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    WOW!!!
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,104
    Thanks Rascal.
    Gary
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,104
    Thanks Beli, the learning never stops!
    Gary
    canuckland
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 6,104
    Thanks Bob, it was good but still has room for improvement. Can't improve on the shanks price though :P
    Gary
    canuckland
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Gary,

    The latter I'm sure. Sorry for the bad advice. I always end up with soup. Not today though B)

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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