The instructions below recommend an ovenproof casserole and cooking time of approximately 2 hours; however, if you are short on time, there is always the pressure cooker which would reduce the cooking time to around 40 – 50 minutes.
He was given “Gabriel Gate’s Good Food for Men” cook book for Father’s Day many
moons ago ………. Page 178 refers. That’s where this story started and ends.
1 tbls olive oil
4 lamb shanks trimmed of all visible fat
3 sprigs of thyme
½ brown onion chopped
1 tbls red wine vinegar or ½ cup dry white wine
1 ½ cups Italian-style tomato sauce, bottled or home-made
1 cup water
1 clove garlic, crushed
8 baby carrots, peeled and left whole
2 sticks celery, cut into 5cm (2 in) pieces
1 red capsicum, and cut into eighths
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 150C (300F)
Heat oil in large casserole dish and brown the shanks for a few minutes. Add thyme and onion and stir for 2 – 3 minutes. Add the vinegar, tomato sauce and water and stir before adding garlic, whole carrots, celery and capsicum.