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Mar 28, 2008 02:56 PM

cooked lamb shank

My extra freezer died a couple of weeks ago. I rescued and cooked most of the large amount of meat that was in it, but without thinking much. Now I have several lamb shanks that were cooked in the crock-pot with some onion, tomato and red wine frozen in the (new) freezer. Any ideas of what I could use them for? Shredded up in something? Thanks!

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    1. Sounds like you're already half-way there - my favorite spaghetti sauce is made with lamb shanks (finely chopped off the bone) with sausage, and sometimes ground beef, maybe even a can of chicken broth to really make it rich. (To paraphrase Charlie Trotter, sometimes overkill is exactly what you want.)

      1. Strip off the meat and return it to the sauce you already have with a little garlic, savory or thyme, white beans, and some chopped greens. Let it all simmer awhile and then call me when it's ready!

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        1. re: morwen

          second that, plus some pappardelle or egg noodles or orzo!