Slow-cooking lamb in wine is typical all over France.
But this is not a slow cooker recipe…. This is a stove-top recipe.
One has to shake things up a bit from time to time.
This uses red wine, similar to the version made in Avignon. The original recipe calls for the lamb to be slowly baked for 5 hours in a 350F (180C) oven; I opted for a slow braise on the stove-top. After 2 hours the flavors have blended perfectly and the lamb melts in your mouth.
Maybe next time I’ll do it in the slow cooker…..
Braised Lamb in Red Wine
Total time: 2 hours
- 14oz (420gr) lamb, shoulder or leg pieces are fine, buy a bit more if there is bone – but the bone adds flavor
- 1 onion
- 4 shallots
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3oz (90gr) bacon
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup (8oz, 240ml) red wine, something hearty – Cote du Rhone, Cabernet Sauvignon
- 2 tsp beef paste, granules or 1 stock cube
- 2 tsp dried rosemary
- 2 tsp dried thyme
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 4 bay (laurel) leaves
- 1 tbs maizena (cornstarch) dissolved in 2 tbs water
- Roughly chop bacon.
- Cut onion into quarters, then slice.
- Slice shallots.
- Mince garlic.
- Cut lamb into 1 1/2″ (4cm) pieces and trim excess fat.
- Heat oil in a heavy pot or Dutch oven with tight-fitting lid. Add bacon and sauté until starting to get crisp.
- Add onion, shallots, garlic and sauté until tender.
- Add lamb and lightly brown.
- Add all remaining ingredients, except cornstarch, and bring to a boil.
- Cover, turn heat to low and braise for 90 minute
- Uncover, stir in cornstarch mixture until thickened,
- Serve lamb with onions/shallots and pan juices.
It has come to my attention (after declaiming on things that irritate me about other peoples’ blogs) that there is something irritating happening on this blog.
For that I apologize and plead ignorance.
It seems that there are ads appearing over the content of my posts that are difficult or impossible to close or move.
I see them all the time on other sites and my experience is that a simple click on the X in the corner makes them disappear – although sometimes one has to wait 3 seconds.
I have never seen them on my sites…. I assume it’s because the advertiser I use doesn’t have any ads to show on this side of the pond.
Could you please tell me if you have run into this on my blog?
Is it also a problem for you?
Could you tell me what the product is that is being so rudely pushed?
I have had strange things happen in the past to some, but not all readers and a little more info is a great help in getting it sorted out.
A few years ago I was seeing ads for mail-order brides and / or girls in general, very scantily clad, I might add, from Russia.
Yes, from Russia…. long before 2016.
I told the people running the ad program, which was supposed to be all food related, and they were properly appalled.
Or so they said….
Those ads weren’t being seen in the US but were seen in Europe and Canada.
The ads stopped.
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.