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Cooking time: 90 minutes
Ingredients (for 4 people) :Method: Put the oven on 160°C.
Heat a heavy bottomed pan, add oil and season the lamb shanks well on both sides.
Place into the pan to colour all over, you may need to do this individually if your pan is not large enough.
Once coloured all over, place the shanks on the side and return the pan to the heat.
Place the onions, fennel, cumin, garlic and fennel seeds and a little oil if needed.
Add the bouquet garni and sweat for 3-4 minutes.
Then add the tomato puree and cook for the a further 2 minutes.
Then the white wine and reduce by half.
Add the tinned tomatoes and lamb stock and bring to boil.
Place it the oven for 1 1/2 hours. If the meat is soft and starting to flake from the bone it is ready to serve.
Remove the lamb shanks and place in a bowl and serve with Orkney cheddar mash.