By Jim White, Casa Vieja
Exuberant chef and local radio/TV celebrity Jim White presides over Casa
Vieja in charming Corrales, New Mexico. Chef White creates what he calls
“progressive regional” cuisine, inspired by generations of New Mexico cooks
and personal family recipes. Casa Vieja is a 300-year old example of
Spanish Colonial architecture and a dramatic backdrop for White’s
ever-changing regional dishes. Built near the time of the founding of
Albuquerque, the old house allegedly hosts a ghost or two.
Jim White’s Casa Vieja
Braised Lamb Shanks
Chef Jim White
Sear shanks on grill long enough to get a smoky flavor. In a large ovenproof dish, melt the butter and sauté the garlic just until you can smell the it. Add carrots, onions, and celery and sauté until glazed. Add the red wine and all other ingredients and bring to a simmer. Cover and bake for 2-1/2 hours.
Then, in a sauté pan heat: