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April 11, 2019 | By RJS Craft Winemaking

Happy World Malbec Day!

Argentina’s reinvigoration of the Malbec varietal has grown the grape in status and stature. It is now considered one of the top 18 noble grapes. As such, World Malbec Day is celebrated on April 17th in over 43 countries, bringing together street art, musicians, street food and WINE!

We’re celebrating World Malbec Day with our En Primeur Winery Series Chile Malbec, that brings brilliant bouquets of dark fruits with hits of oak, vanilla, and spice. The strong plum, berry flavors and moderate tannins are a perfect pair with dark meats such as lamb.  Celebrate with this delectable Lamb shank recipe:

 

Ingredients:

  • sweet onion (sliced and separated into rings)
  • lamb shanks (rinsed and patted dry)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves (whole large ones cut in half and peeled)
  • 8 ounces mushrooms (brushed clean, large ones cut in half)
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup strong beef broth (double-strength)
  • 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon allspice (ground)
  • 1 small bay leaf (broken in half)

Directions
-Gather your ingredients.
-Spread sliced and separated onion rings on the bottom of Crock-Pot.
-Rub lamb shanks with Worcestershire sauce, then sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
-Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and brown the lamb shanks.
-Place browned lamb shanks, along with any browned bits from the skillet, in the Crock-Pot on top of the onions. Top with whole garlic cloves and mushrooms.
-In a medium bowl, mix together red wine, beef broth, tomatoes, oregano, basil, thyme, allspice, and bay leaf. Pour mixture over the vegetables and lamb shanks.
-Serve with pan juices and vegetables and enjoy!
-Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until tender. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

 

Find your EP Chile Malbec kit at one of our Best in Class local retailers close to you on RJSCRAFTWINEMAKING.com Our easy to use web locator will provide you with your first connection (if you don’t already have one)  to DIY wine making perfect for every epicurean.

Cheers to World Malbec Day!

 

 

Inspiration: https://www.thespruceeats.com/crockpot-lamb-shanks-recipe-1808180

 

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