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Chipotle Braised Lamb Shanks

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Lamb braised in chipotle sauce!
Ingredients
  Canola oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lamb shank 4 (14 to 16 oz each)
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  Pearl onions 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Garlic cloves 2 Medium, mince
  Red wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cranberries 2 Cup (32 tbs) (fresh or frozen)
  Low salt beef broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Chipotle adobo sauce 3 Tablespoon, mince
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
For garnish
  Fresh cilantro 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 325 degree F.

MAKING
2. Place a Dutch oven on medium high heat for about 2 minutes.
3. Pour oil and add lamb in it. Turn and cook lamb evenly on all sides for about 10-12 minutes or until brown. Transfer it to a plate, and set it aside.
4. In the same Dutch oven, drop onions, stir and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until softened.
5. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds for flavor to infuse.
6. Pour wine, stir and scrape off the bits sticking at the bottom. Bring it to a boil.
7. Drop cranberries, beef stock, honey, chipotle, and cumin. Mix, and cook for about 5 minutes or until cranberries starts to pop.
8. Place the lamb back into the Dutch oven. Cover it tightly with lid or foil.
9. Pop it in oven and cook for 2-2 ½ hours turning lamb shanks occasionally.
10. On a serving platter, transfer the lamb and cover it with foil to keep it warm.
11. Skim away the fat from the sauce in the Dutch oven. Turn the heat to high and allow it to reduce into half, for about 8 minutes.
12. Season it with salt and pepper.

SERVING
13. Pour sauce on lamb and serve it hot with cilantro garnish.

TIPS
You can use heavy cast iron skillet or Dutch oven to prepare the dish.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
180 Minutes
Ready In: 
195 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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