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Hearty lamb dish with Provencal-style herbs and flavoring. Great for fall and winter when you're looking for something that'll stick to your ribs and warm you up! Approximately 1 hour of preparation time and 2 hours +/- of cooking time.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (6 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)

  • Entree

  • 4 lamb shanks (approximately 3 pounds)
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup white wine [variation: red wine]
  • 1 cup chicken stock [or compliant substitute: e.g. see BT compliant 'Turkey or Chicken Stock' recipe in Recipe Base]
  • 1-1/2 cup tomato marinara sauce (variation: tomato sauce substitute from RecipeBase)
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour [variation: spelt flour or other compliant flour]
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary [variation: thyme]
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/3 cup of oil cured pitted black olives [variation: green olives] (optional)

How to make it:
  1. Season lamb shanks with sea salt and optional freshly ground black pepper
  2. Dredge seasoned lamb shanks in all purpose flour or compliant substitute (e.g. spelt flour)
  3. Using dutch oven on stove, heat olive oil and brown lamb shanks on all sides
  4. Remove lamb shanks from dutch oven and lightly saute onions, garlic, adding paprika and rosemary after a few minutes
  5. Deglaze pan with wine (or stock) and stir gently to remove any brown bits from bottom of dutch oven
  6. Add remaining wine, stock, marinara, optional olives, lemon zest and juice and bay leaf
  7. Stir to incorporate all ingredients and return lamb shanks to dutch oven
  8. Bring to gentle simmer on stove
  9. Place dutch oven (with lid) in preheated 300F oven for 2 hours [or until lamb pulls easily from bone].
  10. Check after 15 to 20 minutes: it should be simmering only--not boiling. If it's boiling, lower heat to 275F and continue braising until lamb is done.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wheat (White Flour P... 1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N A N A N A A A
Wine (White) N B N N N B A A
Paprika 5 N N N N N N N N
Bay Leaf 5 N N N B N N N B
Lamb 5 A N N B B B B N
Sea Salt 5 N N N N N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice 5 B B B B N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Y... 3 ,5 B B N N N B B B
Garlic 3 ,5 B N B B N B N B
Tomato/Tomato Juice 3 ,5 ,6 ,7 A N N B A N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Beverage Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Wine (Red) B B N B N B N B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Black/ Pepperc... 5 A N A N A N N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/Products 1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive Black 3 ,5 ,6 A A A A A A A A
Olive (Green) 3 ,5 ,6 N A N N A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[6] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[7] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O

    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 22, 2010 at 08:34 AM By: Dr. Pepper

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