Lamb Shanks, Osso Buco-Style
Joshua Wesson substitutes full-flavored lamb for the usual mild veal in his version of this classic Italian stew with tomatoes, onions and carrots. More Amazing Lamb Recipes
The recipe can be prepared through Step 3 and refrigerated overnight. Spoon the cold fat from the surface and bring the lamb shanks to room temperature before reheating them in a 325° oven for about 45 minutes.
Rutabaga Mash, boiled noodles, potatoes or rice.
The heartiness of the slow-cooked shanks calls out for equally lusty wines that have enough flavor to stand up to the braised meat. Joshua Wesson serves a full-bodied Alsace Pinot Gris or lushly textured Cabernet Sauvignon blend.