Lamb Shank with Gnocchi

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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
3 h. 15 min.
Preparation

Ingredients

for
4
For the lamb shank
4 small lamb shanks (alternatively, use 4 smaller turkeys Schlegel)
6 tablespoons olive oil
salt
freshly ground peppers
parsley (2 stems)
marjoram (2 stems)
rosemary (2 stems)
thyme (2 stems)
3 small stalks Leeks
¼ liter Beef broth
¼ liter dry white wine
For the beetroot gnocchi
1 kilogram starchy potatoes
300 grams Pastry flour
2 eggs
1 medium sized Beet (cooked and peeled)
Nutmeg
salt
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Preparation steps

1.

For the lamb, rinse lamb shank and pat dry. Rinse herbs gently, shake dry and chop finely. Mix herbs with 4 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper and spread on lamb. Let rest about 2 hours. Preheat oven to 160°C (approximately 350°F). Brush a baking sheet with the remaining olive oil. Distribute lamb shanks on the baking sheet. Roast lamb about 60 minutes, while repeatedly pouring wine over lamb. Meanwhile, rinse leek, trim and cut into long pieces. After 40 minutes, add vegetables to the baking sheet with lamb. Add broth and remaining white wine. After the end of the roasting time (to check, prick lamb in the leg, meat juices should not be bloody) place lamb and leeks on a large plate. Serve with beetroot gnocchi.

2.

For the gnocchi, cook potatoes in plenty of boiling, salted water, peel and press immediately in a potato ricer. Allow to cool slightly, then add 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon salt, flour and 1 pinch nutmeg. Knead into a dough. Cut beetroot into pieces and puree, then knead into potato.

3.

On a floured work surface, roll potato dough into finger-thick logs. Cut into 3 cm (approximately 1 inch) pieces and lightly press with a fork to create a pattern.

4.

Pour gnocchi into a large pot of boiling salted water and leave until cooked, about 4 minutes. When gnocchi floats to the surface, lift out with a slotted spoon and drain well. Serve drizzled with a little melted butter.