Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lamb Shanks inspired by Jamie Oliver

Who else admires Jamie Oliver, the fabulous British chef?
We love to watch any of his cooking and travel shows, and one recipe of his intrigued me, Lamb Shanks with Vegetables.
Here is a photo of the shanks and veg in their foil wrap, just after being baked in the oven.
I bought two lamb shanks from the local butcher ($7.00 each, one pound each), one leek, one red onion, 8 cloves of garlic, one large carrot. Next time I will use two carrots, they turned out delicious.
Each shank and veg will be cooked in its own foil wrap.
Rub each shank with olive oil and salt and pepper.
Cut the veg in to large pieces, take half of them and put them in the center of a large piece of aluminum foil, make a bowl shape of the foil, add the unpeeled garlic, add a shank and a half cup of white wine and seal it up very tight. Add a sprig of fresh rosemary with the veg. Cook for 2 1/2 hours on a baking sheet at 350 degrees.
Serve with a baked potato and yum is the word.
Jamie's recipe says finely slice the veg; I used big chunks. He uses a herb butter to stuff in the shanks, and I skipped that part. I also bought light sour cream and a fresh horseradish root, and my husband grated the horseradish, added lemon juice and salt and pepper for a nice side sauce for the lamb. That was the first time I bought horseradish root, and the first time we tried lamb shanks.
Here is a photo of Jamie Oliver and his website is Jamie Oliver




24 comments:

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I like watching him -- he's so full of energy and loves to share his love of food. I don't eat meat, but have done fish in foil before. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

rosaria williams said...

I cook them in a similar way, and they are delectable every time!

Catherine said...

Cooking shows and glossy cook books always make me hungry and make me wish I was a good cook!
xo Catherine

Sweet Tea said...

That looks really Yummy, but I must confess I have never eaten or even tasted lamb. I eat meat, but not much, so maybe that explains it.

Kimmie said...

Looks and sounds delish - will try it!

Pondside said...

That sounds so good! I love lamb, but my husband doesn't. I can see that I could make my meal with lamb and his with something else and we'd both be happy.

Michelle said...

I love Jamie Oliver and his work with school lunch programs. This does look delicious!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

That looks like a mighty fine dinner.

We like watching Jamie Oliver also and I have tried a few of his recipes. All were good.

Leann said...

Hi

Love Jamie Oliver - never tried any of his recipes though...this looks wonderful!

Leann

Maple Lane said...

I enjoy Jamie Oliver, too. This sounds good and I love to bake in foil! (easy clean up!)

Mommas Sunshine said...

I love Jamie Oliver too! The veggies look delish and so does the lamb!

I will have to wrap some veggies up in foil and try this with some tofu or tvp! :-)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

My mouth is watering, Terra! such a beautiful dish! Jamie would be proud. blessings ~ tanna

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Looks mouthwatering good!!! If it were me, I'd add more than just two carrots. But, that's me.

Deborah Ann said...

I have never eaten a lamb shank, but you make the ordeal very tempting!

Wanda said...

Oh I need to try this. I love lamb, and haven't had it in a long long time.

Thanks for sharing..sure looks delicious.

Denise said...

Sounds yummy.

my simple reflections said...

nice post thanks for sharing....blessings

Annesphamily said...

Oh My Goodness! My son Nick LOVES lamb! I am going to have to try this! Jamie Oliver is an awesome chef! Thank you for sharing!
I was thinking about you lately! I hope you will stop by and get in on my double giveaway!
I was just meant to stop by for this very post!

BumbleVee said...

I like silly Jamie too....always fun to watch.

I've never had lamb shanks either..... and it looks like a simple but very effective way to make a beautiful dish...

xinex said...

Oh my! Your post made me really hungry, lol. I am on clear liquid diet in prep for a colonoscopy....Christine

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

I have never bought horseradish root in my life. How brave you are. :)

Casa Mariposa said...

I've seen Jamie's show and really like it but when I first heard of him he was called the Naked Chef. But when I tuned in he was fully clothed. Disappointment...

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,
My dad is part Greek, and my mom used to make lamb for him at times. Many people don't like the taste, but he always made us at least try it, and I grew to like it too. This looks like a tasty recipe.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Relyn Lawson said...

You make me hungry - and I just ate. Yum.