Algerian Lamb Shanks with Cardamom and Orange

This braised lamb stew is wonderful served over a bed of steamed couscous. The couscous can be served plain or tossed with raisins, almonds and spices. Either way, it will absorb the flavorful broth from the stew.
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Review 1 for Algerian Lamb Shanks with Cardamom and Orange
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
dmrmsr
,Eagle
,ID
Central Oregon
December 25, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Fantabulous with two teeny tweaks
December 25, 2014
Fantastic flavors and fabulously pretty to present. Two small hitches led to teeny tweaks time two.
First, the almonds were not a hit for their texture in the dish first pass around. Easy to eliminate time two.
Second, a heads up this is more spicy hot from the chile flakes than one might expect. In particular if you hold this dish to reheat and serve the day after it is made. (Given braised meals are almost always better from the hold over.) Chile heat seems to intensify over time. We enjoy spicy hot food but second pass reduced chile flakes a little.
Substitutions that work: This is also delicious with equivalent "minus" for pounds amount of lamb shoulder blade chops substituted for shanks. Fregola (which Wm Sonoma sells if you can't find it in your market) is a wonderful substitution for couscous. Loved the other reviewers idea to use a blood orange infused olive oil as the finishing oil.
Pros: Easy, Appearance, Impressive, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Algerian Lamb Shanks with Cardamom and Orange
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
SharonLovesToCook
,Birmingham
,Al
December 8, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Oh My Gosh
December 8, 2013
This is a most exciting dish. It has been my "Go To" lamb shank recipe for several years. Purchasing all the spices called for is a good investment - you will want to make this again. The blend of spices is quite spectacular. When drizzling olive oil just before serving, I love to use blood orange infused oil - YUM.
Pros: Appearance, Impressive, Will Make Again, gourmet appeal