Aromatic braised lamb shank with napa cabbage and orzo stew

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
3 cups All-purpose flour
½ cup Chili powder
¼ cup Salt
⅛ cup Black pepper
12 \N Lamb shanks; 6 to 8-inches long
5 \N Onions; chopped
3 \N Fennel bulbs; chopped
1 \N Celery stalk; chopped
4 larges Carrots; chopped
½ cup Garlic; minced
½ cup Ginger; minced
1 cup Fermented black beans
1 \N 16 ounces ca tomatoes; with sauce
1 \N Bottle red wine
2 cups Dark soy sauce
½ bunch Fresh thyme
4 \N Bay leaves
\N \N Water; to cover

In a shallow dish, combine flour, chili, salt and pepper. Coat the shanks well. In an oven proof casserole, brown the lamb on all sides. Remove the lamb and set aside. Wipe out the pan. Saute the onions, fennel, celery, carrots, garlic, ginger, and black beans. Add the tomatoes, wine, soy, thyme and bay leaves. Check for seasoning. Return the lamb to the pan and bring to a boil. Cover with water and simmer for at least 3 to 4 hours, until meat is falling off the bone. Remove the shanks from the pan and reduce the sauce until slightly thickened.

Recipe by: Cooking Live Show #CL9000 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #904 by "Angele and Jon Freeman" <jfreeman@...> on Nov 12, 1997

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