(Gosh I nearly called this Lamb Skanks instead of Shanks)
This meal would be best prepared around at lunch time so it's ready to be serve at dinner for your special someone with plenty of time to do other things than cook.
- 2x Lamb Shanks (4x if they're smaller ones)
- 1/2 a bottle of cheap shit red wine
- 1x 500mL container of beef stock
- 4x carrots
- 2x Spanish onions
- 1x celery
- 1x can of chopped tomatoes
- 2x tomatoes
- 4x cloves of garlic
- 1x spring of rosemary
Chop the shit out of the vegetables and drop everything but the carrots into a pot as pictured below, add some olive oil and cook them till there's some colour. This should take about 10 ~ 15 minutes depending how hot your cooker is. Once there's some colour, add the stock, canned tomatoes shanks then cover the lot with red wine - making sure everything is submerged. This point it will look like absolutely shit, don't worry. Reduce the heat all the way down and simmer for about 2 hours, occasionally stirring the contents. After 2 hours, drop in the carrots and continue simmering for about another 1.5 hours. At this point, the meat should be just about falling off the bone. Quickly have a taste test at this point, add salt and/or a touch of sugar if required. If you wish, remove the meat off the bone and discard the bones. I tend to serve it boneless as it's easier to eat.
Serve on a bed of mash or crusty bread with a nice glass of red, not the cheap shit you use before! Hopefully strong brownie points and sexy time lalalala!
Time: 4 hours
Serves: 2 (or 4 depending on the shank size)