Mediterranean Braised Lamb Shank
Braise the Lamb
Finish the Dish
Prepare the Mediterranean Demi-Glace
  1. Sauté the shallots and garlic in butter until aromatic. Add oregano and peppercorns.
  2. Deglaze with red wine and reduce by half. Add to hot demi-glace and set aside.
Braise the Lamb
  1. Season lamb with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a heavy pan and sear the lamb on all sides. Remove the lamb from the pan and set aside.
  2. Add the shallots and garlic to the pan. Cook until aromatic, then add the tomato paste and continue cooking until beginning to caramelize.
  3. De-glaze with red wine and add prepared Mediterranean Demi-Glace.
  4. Return the lamb to the pan and braise in a 300F oven (covered) and cook until the meat is tender (1 ½ – 2 hours).
  5. Remove the lamb carefully and degrease the sauce.
Finish the Dish
  1. Add the pearl onions, tomatoes, and oregano to the sauce.
  2. Simmer until the onions are tender and add the olives.
  3. Ladle the sauce over the lamb shank and serve immediately.
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