A friend sent this to me. Looks delicious! It's a must do soon for

Braised Lamb Shanks
here is her picture http://i40.tinypic.com/52grp3.jpg

I got the recipe off Allrecipes.com...so I take no credit for it.

(some reviewers said they used 1/2 the vinegar and added some brown
sugar) I paired this with a Cabernet Sauvignon. ENJOY!


2 large white onions, chopped
4 lamb shanks
2 cups dry red wine
1 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, pressed
2 lemons, quartered
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 bunch fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place the onions in a layer in the bottom of a Dutch oven or medium
roasting pan with a lid. Arrange the lamb shanks on top of the
onions. Pour the wine, balsamic vinegar and olive oil over the lamb.
Place a clove of pressed garlic next to each shank, and a quarter of a
lemon on each side. Pour the tomatoes over everything, then season
with salt, pepper and basil.

Cover and place in the preheated oven. Cook for 3 hours. Use juices
from the pan to make a nice flavorful gravy.

Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.