Lamb Shanks With Puff Pastry Ravioli and Tomato Sauce

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • one hour and 20 minutes
  • 2 servings

Lamb shanks have a delicious, strong flavor, and are pretty cost-effective. So your wallet won’t suffer after you indulge in this great dinner dish. Let the shanks simmer in chicken stock to tenderize the meat. Next up, make this multi-flavored tomato sauce and serve them with the shanks. And the final, amazing touch: a surprising recipe of homemade ravioli you’ll probably want to write down for other ocassions.

Ingredients Needed for Lamb Shanks With Puff Pastry Ravioli and Tomato Sauce

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 lamb shanks s, approx. 1 pound each
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup tomato sauce
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon grenadine syrup
½ puff pastry sheet, thawed
½ cup cream cheese
parsley

How to Cook Lamb Shanks With Puff Pastry Ravioli and Tomato Sauce

  1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the lamb shanks and fry them on both sides until they have that golden-brown crust.
  2. Pour the chicken stock, reduce the heat and cover the pan with a lid. Cook the lamb for 45 minutes, until the stock reduces by half and the meat is tender.
  3. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the tomato sauce, dried basil, sugar, and grenadine syrup.
  4. Stir, and cook the sauce for 3-4 minutes.
  5. In order to make the ravioli, spread some flour on your working surface, and add the puff pastry. Split it into 5 long and thin strips.
  6. Mix the cream cheese with parsley. Spread the mixture over the pastry strips.
  7. Grab the left side of one of the strips and press it towards the opposite end. Do the same for the remaining puff pastry.
  8. Use a crinkle cutter and cut the strips into 0.4 inch (1 cm) thick small pastries, with the aspect of ravioli.
  9. Add them in a saucepan full of simmering water and boil them for 5 minutes.
  10. When the lamb is ready, serve it with the tomato sauce and the pasta.
  11. Enjoy!

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