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Non-alcolholic lamb shank braise

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srr Mar 18, 2005 02:20 AM

Any suggestions for what to braise lamb shanks in that doesn't contain any alcohol? Yes, I know that once it's cooked, the alcohol is gone. But I need suggestions that don't contain alcohol in the first place. Verjus? Cranberry Juice?...

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    The Rogue RE: srr Mar 18, 2005 06:41 AM

    Apple Cider, Tamarind juice (this works really well), Pear or Peach nectar or juice, almost any decent fruit nectar or juice. Add a splash of any type of vinegar or a squeeze of citrus if you need a bit of acidity and for added depth a splash of soy for the salt and umami factor.

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      lucia RE: srr Mar 18, 2005 07:36 AM

      lemon juice, olive oil, garlic and oregano, with a little water and salt, bay leaf. Low heat, long braise. Greek.

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        danna RE: srr Mar 18, 2005 08:05 AM

        diced roma tomatoes, chopped garlic, chiffonade of basil, and water. Cook 1 1/2 hours. The simplest dish I make (with the possible exception of raost chicken) and one of the best.

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          Torty RE: srr Mar 18, 2005 05:07 PM

          A little pomegranite molasses adds tartness & depth as well

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            Nancy Berry RE: srr Mar 19, 2005 06:03 PM

            There's a really good recipe here:

            Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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              Nancy Berry RE: srr Mar 19, 2005 06:12 PM

              There's an excellent recipe here. It's simpler than the other link I posted.

              Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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