6 lamb shanks
1 onion, chopped
10 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
… 2 carrots, diced
400g can diced tomatoes
½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
2 cups red wine
1½ cups vegetable stock
2 kumara, peeled, cut into 1cm cubes
5 tablespoons each: flour, butter
salt and pepper to taste
1.2kg (approx) pre-rolled puff pastry
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons sesame seeds
Brown the lamb shanks all over in a hot, non-stick pan. Place them in a slow cooker. Add the onion to the pan and sauté until softened. Add to the slow cooker with the garlic, carrots, the canned and the sun-dried tomatoes. Add the red wine and stock. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours until the lamb is tender.
Meanwhile, boil the kumara until it’s tender.
Cool the shanks then refrigerate until the fat is solid. Discard the fat. Remove the meat from the shanks, leaving it in quite large chunks.
Heat the liquid from the slow cooker. Mix the flour and butter to a paste. Whisk into the liquid until thick. Season to taste and set aside to cool. Combine the paste with the lamb and kumara.
Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Spray 8-10 large Texas muffin holes with oil. Cut rounds of pastry large enough to line the holes and overlap the rims. Fill with the lamb mixture.
Cover each pie with pastry rounds slightly larger than the top of the pies. Pinch the edges together tightly. Chill for 15 minutes. Brush the tops with the egg and milk combined and sprinkle over the sesame seeds. Make 2 slits in the tops.
Cook in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes until the pastry is nicely browned and the tops have risen.
Tomato and Wine Roasted Lamb Shanks
Ingredients • 4 small-medium sized Lamb Shanks
• 1 KNORR Traditional Roast Lamb Cook-in-Bag
• 1 Onion, finely chopped
• 2 t/spoons crushed garlic • 2 Ripe tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
• 1 greenpepper diced (ek gerbuik bietjie rooi/geel en groen)
• ¾ cup Red wine
• 1¼ cups Water
• 1t/spoon rosemary and olive spices (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
2. Place lamb shanks in a single layer in the roasting bag with the onion, garlic, tomatoes and greenpepper
3. Sprinkle seasoning mix inside the bag, hold the bag closed and roll gently to coat the ingredients evenly.
4. Place roasting bag on a baking tray and add the red wine and water.
5. Knot the bag loosely to seal and pierce the top of the bag 3 times with a knife for the steam to escape.
6. Place in the centre of the oven and allow to cook for about 90 minutes. Ensure that the grill is off at all times.
7. Carefully cut the bag open and transfer to a serving dish with any sauce that is in the bag.
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