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Algerian Lamb Shanks

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Ingredients
  Lamb shanks 4
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dried apricots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Prunes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), pitted
  Slivered almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Ground allspice 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cooked couscous/Cooked rice 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

MAKING
1)Season the lamb shanks evenly with the salt and pepper.
2) In a slow cooker, place the lamb; add apricots, prunes and almonds.
3) In a small bowl, add the water, orange juice, vinegar, allspice, cinnamon and cloves; mix well.
4) Pour the mixture into the slow cooker, cook covered on LOW for about 7-9 hrs or until the meat is very tender; discard the bones and return the meat to cooker and reheat.

SERVING
5) Serve the meat immediately on a bed of couscous or rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
African
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Slow Cooked
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 480 Calories from Fat 237

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 27 g40.9%

Saturated Fat 10.2 g50.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 113.9 mg38%

Sodium 344.9 mg14.4%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.7 g14.7%

Sugars 14.4 g

Protein 35 g69.5%

Vitamin A 14.2% Vitamin C 14.2%

Calcium 6.1% Iron 21.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Algerian Lamb Shanks Recipe