Ideas to use leftover braised lamb shanks and leg?

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  1. french fries

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    I have some leftover braised lamb shanks and leg of lamb, wondering if you have any idea on what kind of dish I could make with them? Shepherd's pie comes to mind... but what else? 

    Thanks!
     
  2. boar_d_laze

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    Chili.

    BDL
     
     
  3. french fries

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    Lamb chili! I would have never thought of that! I'll google for recipes - let me know if you have a favorite (or some summary instructions)? The only chili I've learned how to make is your chile verde. ;) 
     
  4. duckfat

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    Shepherds pie or lamb stew would be my top picks if I didn't just heat it with the left over sauce and serve it with mashed potatos. If you don't have any gravy left then maybe some fresh hash.

    Dave
     
  5. spikedog

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    saute some onions and maybe some mushrooms and serve it over egg noddles,and top it off with a little polenes
     
  6. spikedog

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    you treat it like you would any pulled pork recipe.
     
  7. boar_d_laze

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    Hash!  I love hash.  Oh Rapture!

    Cook your hash until it's almost done, use a spatula to push it together into patties of a size you can handle, then drizzle a little heavy cream through them.  When the cream cooks on the griddle it turns into a lacy, wonderful crust.  Pour a little more cream on top,  turn and get that cream crust on both sides.   

    And a barely cooked poached egg.  DuckFat is a genius.

    BDL
     
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  8. cacioepepe

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    Hash is a great idea.  I've had duck confit hash with yogurt and an egg.  I bet it would work with lamb...I mean, lamb and yogurt, pretty traditional.
     
  9. french fries

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    Hash is a new concept for me. Believe it or not I'd never heard of it before. I'll look around. I have a potato, some onions, some tomatoes, some green peppers.... so it sounds like it could be an easy solution. 

    Thanks guys!!
     
  10. kaneohegirlinaz

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    FWIW, my vote is a curried lamb & veg stew over jasmine rice and then what’s the name of that drink, lassi, that’s it!  A fresh fruit lassi for dessert, oh my, my stomach just gave out a huge growl…
     
  11. french fries

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    Haha... sounds very good kaneohegirlinaz (I can never remember how to type that name /img/vbsmilies/smilies/eek.gif), but we've had Thai food at the beginning of the week, and Indian food 2 nights in a row, feeling like something a bit different tonight. Fruit lassi, especially mango, on the other hand, sounds very very good right now (very hot and humid right now in L.A.). No time to go to the store though, so a cold beer will do just fine. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif
     
  12. modchef

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    Fun topic.  How about a grilled eggplant roulade stuffed with the lamb and some good feta, a nice ragu with the tomatoes and onions, and some grilled potato? 

    Or a hash...that one's tough to beat!
     
  13. kaneohegirlinaz

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    K~girl works … /img/vbsmilies/smilies/smoking.gif

    It seems that Hash is the consensus ??  
     
  14. boar_d_laze

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    No tomatoes in hash, nor anything else which will turn to mush while cooking.  You want the hash components (or les componentes de hashe as the French say) still moist, but want want crispy GBD on the edges. 

    Par cook the potatoes.  For lamb, I might go with celery instead of peppers or use both or neither.  My first thought is celery tops, chopped fine.  Cut your aromatics and herbs fine.  But you want enough size on the potatoes and aromatics so they have some texture, and enough size on the herbs so they're visible as more than specks.  At least that's my aesthetic.

    Don't use too much heat, or too little.  It's a combination "brown" and "heat," not a sear or gentle rewarming.     

    BDL
     
  15. french fries

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    Gotcha. Makes total sense once you've said it. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/licklips.gif
     
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    Lamb Burritos or Spring Rolls
     
  17. duckfat

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    Thank you for the compliment Sir. One day we will have to meet and do some cooking and sharpening!

    Dave
     
  18. keiraneylene

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    Lamb stew!
     
  19. mike9

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    Hash sounds wonderful - maybe use celery root and parsnip instead of the potatoes.  Whatever you decide don't forget to make some lentil soup with the bones.  Greek style with broth that seems thinner than water.  OK I just made myself hungry.
     
     
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  20. duckfat

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    I've been thinking about Lamb Curry every since K-girl mentioned it. Bought a leg-o-lamb today for just that purpose!

    Dave