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Lahma Bisalsat Tamatim (Baked Lamb Shanks with Tomato Sau

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Category: Lamb/Sheep, Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 tb Olive oil
  • 4 Lamb shanks, meaty; each
  • ;about 3/4 pound
  • 2 md Onion; cut into 1/4 inch
  • ;slices
  • 1 ts Allspice
  • 1/2 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1 ts Salt
  • Black pepper; freshly ground
  • 1 pn Cayenne pepper
  • 9 md Tomato; fresh, ripe, peeled,
  • ;seeded and finely chopped,
  • ;or 3 cups canned, drained,
  • ;chopped tomatoes
  • 3 c Water


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees (F). Using a pastry brush apply the
tablespoon of olive oil to the bottom of a baking dish large enough to hold
the lamb shanks comfortably in one layer. Place the shanks in the dish and
bake in the middle of the oven for 30 minutes, turning the pieces
occasionally so that they color evenly on all sides.
Remove the dish from the oven and spread the onion slices over the lamb.
Sprinkle them with the allspice, nutmeg, salt, a few grindings of black
pepper, cayenne, and spread the tomatoes on top. Pour in the water and
bring to a boil on top of the stove. Bake on the lowest shelf of the oven
for 1 hour, or until the lamb is tender and shows no resistance when
pierced with the point of a small, sharp knife. Serve directly from the
baking dish or arrange the shanks on a heated platter and pour the sauce
over them.

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Time Life Series: Middle Eastern Cooking "circa '69"

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