This recipe used the last of the lamb we bought last summer.
The lamb is very good but the farmer we buy it from is not a butcher.
We get some interesting cuts.
The legs and shoulders are as expected but the rest is a mystery.
I have learned that the best way to eat the mystery cuts is to braise.
Braising in the slow cooker makes it easy.
The slow cooker is now in it’s summer home.
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Braised Lamb in Red Wine, Slow Cooker
‘Adding a bit of cocoa powder brings out the richness of the red wine sauce.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 6 hours
- Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Lamb
- Method: Slow Cooker
- 16oz, 450gr lamb, cut into large pieces
- 2 large shallots, cut in half the long way
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp thyme
- 2 tsp parsley
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tbs tapioca
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) red wine
- 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) beef broth
- 1 tsp cocoa powder
- Combine shallots, garlic, herbs, paprika, mustard, beef broth, and tapioca in the slow cooker.
- Top with lamb.
- Combine red wine and cocoa. Pour over the steaks.
- Cover and cook, low heat, 6 hours.
- Remove lamb, sauce to a platter and serve.
You can substitute 1 onion, vertically cut into wedges for the shallots. You can leave out the cocoa and / or substitute 2 tsp soy sauce.
- Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
- Calories: 444
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 226.2 mg
- Fat: 16.2 g
- Saturated Fat: 5.7 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 11 g
- Fiber: 2.1 g
- Protein: 46.3 g
- Cholesterol: 150 mg
Keywords: lamb, lamb red wine, slow cooker
I have never actually seen a Whack-A-Mole game in real life. My only experience is seeing them in silly situations on TV shows.
I am, however, now an expert at Bat-A-Rat.
I think it was last year or maybe earlier (pandemic time stands still) that we had a rat problem in the bird feeder.
We put the bird feeder on a railing on our deck, just outside the double doors. That makes it easy to take care of plus I can watch the birds from my desk.
I was pleased that there has been no sign of rats this year.
I was working at my desk when I looked at the feeder.
There was something inside the feeder.
Birds don’t go inside.
It was a rat.
In the middle of the afternoon! They’re supposed to be nocturnal (I thought).
I went out to chase it away.
It gave me a cheeky grin and kept on eating.
I found a long wooden stick in the barn and threatened him with it.
He ran round the railing and headed towards the shutter by the door. I could peak behind and see him – his little paws hanging on to a bit of wood. I didn’t want to risk him running into the house so I left.
An hour later he was back in the bird feeder.
I was ready for him…..
I scared him out of the feeder and when he ran along the railing I smacked him with the stick.
He flew across the deck, landed and took off running.
We did that once more on Monday and 3 times on Tuesday.
I think he likes it.
Mon mari put a live trap on the railing today. We’ll see how he likes that….