Lamb Shanks with Chickpeas and Olives

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    Lamb Shanks with Chickpeas and Olives


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    Braised lamb shanks with chickpeas and vegetables in a tomato sauce, Great served with mashed potatoes.

    Serves: 4 

    • olive oil for frying
    • 4 lamb shanks (French trimmed)
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 3 carrots, diced
    • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
    • 2 cinnamon sticks
    • 2 medium red chillies, sliced
    • 1 (420g) tin of chopped tomatoes
    • 3/4 litre chicken stock
    • finely grated rind of 1 lemon
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
    • 200g green olives (drained)

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour25min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Seal lamb shanks in the oil in a frying pan. Put aside.
    2. Sautee the onion, carrots and garlic for a few minutes in some oil a large pot.
    3. Add the cinnamon, chillies, tomatoes, chicken stock and lemon rind. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally.
    5. Add the lamb shanks and cook, covered for 45 min.
    6. Add the chickpeas and olives. Cook covered for a further 30 minutes.
    7. Serve with mashed potatoes.
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