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Lamb Shank with Orzo

Lamb Shank with OrzoRecipe courtesy of the Meat and Livestock Australia.

Recipe Ingredients:

Seasoned Flour:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tablespoon paprika
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

4 lamb shanks
1/2 cup olive oil
4 cup diced carrots
6 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup onions, diced
1 cup red wine
1 (14-ounce) can tomatoes, crushed
3 (14.5-ounce) cans beef broth
1 cup crumbled feta cheese

1 (16-ounce) package orzo pasta

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 475°F (245°C).
  2. For Seasoned Flour: In a large bowl, prepare seasoned flour and liberally coat shanks with it.
  3. In skillet, heat olive oil and sear shanks on all sides, about 15 minutes. Remove meat from skillet, discard fat.
  4. Add carrots, garlic, onions, and sauté for 5 minutes and deglaze with red wine. Return the meat to skillet.
  5. Add tomatoes and beef broth. Braise for 55 minutes. Transfer from skillet to baking dish. Add feta cheese.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes in 475°F (245°C) oven.
  7. Prepare orzo according to package directions.
  8. Serve lamb shanks with cooked orzo.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Meat and Livestock Australia.