Braised Amaz!n™  Prune Juice Lamb Shanks from Sunsweet<sup>®</sup>
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Braised Amaz!n™ Prune Juice Lamb Shanks

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Braised Amaz!n™ Prune Juice Lamb Shanks from Sunsweet®
2 TBSP olive oil Fresh cilantro to garnish Fresh mint to garnish 4 TBSP black, white or mixed sesame seeds 1 TBSP Star Anise 1 TBSP cayenne pepper 1 TBSP Chinese Five Spice, ground 3 cup organic low sodium chicken stock 3 cup Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Prune Juice 2 TBSP rice vinegar or white wine vinegar 8 Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Prunes 1 clove garlic, sliced 2 large celery stalkes, cut into 2” pieces 2 large carrots, cut into 2” pieces 4 shallots or cippolini onions Salt and pepper to taste  4 12-oz lamb shanks

Pre-heat oven to 325 F
In a heavy bottomed, oven proof pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Season the shanks with salt and pepper and carefully brown in the olive oil on all sides, about 5-7 minutes, then remove to a platter and set aside. Add the onions, carrots, celery, garlic and Sunsweet Amaz!n Prunes and gently sauté for 5 minutes.
Deglaze with vinegar, then add Sunsweet Amaz!n Prune Juice and chicken stock and return the shanks to the pot. Season with salt, pepper, Chinese Five Spice, cayenne pepper and Star Anise, then cover and move to the oven. Braise in the oven for about 2 to 2.5 hours, checking every 30 minutes. The meat should be tender and falling off the bone, but not dry.
Remove and finish with a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds, torn pieces of fresh mint and cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime. Serve right away.
Recipe created by award-winning chef Seamus Mullen.

Nutritional Information
  • Total Servings 4
  • Serving Size 1 lamb shank / 793 grams
  • Calories per serving 980
  • Fat 41g
  • Cholesterol 240mg
  • Sodium 580mg
  • Carbohydrates 77g
  • Fiber 8g
  • Sugar 36g
  • Protein 72g
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Products Used in This Recipe
Pitted Prunes
Pitted Prunes
Amaz!n™ Prune Juice