Lamb & Root Vegetable Stew with Gremolata
Gremolata--an herb garnish traditionally made with lemon, parsley and garlic--is the classic finish for osso buco (braised veal shanks) and adds bright flavor to the luxuriously rich dish. This version--made with orange instead of lemon--does the same thing for this hearty lamb stew.
Tip: If you'd like, brown the meat in 1 tablespoon olive oil in two batches in a large skillet before adding to the slow cooker. This intensifies the meat flavor.
To make ahead: Prep lamb. Mince garlic and combine with broth, wine, tomato paste, mustard, herbs, salt and pepper. Refrigerate separately for up to 1 day.
Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker
3 1/2 lean protein, 2 vegetable, 1/2 starch