2 x 400g canned cherry tomatoes
4 lamb shanks
125ml dry white wine
140g tub tomato paste
4 cloves garlic, finely grated
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 sprigs rosemary, leaves picked (about 1 heaped Tbsp), plus extra to garnish
1 Tbsp dried oregano
Sea-salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper, to season
300g plain flour, plus extra to dust
Pinch fine salt
3 free-range eggs
200g fresh mozzarella, torn
2 Tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
Preheat oven to 170 degrees C fan-forced (190 degrees C conventional).
To make ragu, pour tomatoes in the base of a 30cm square baking dish. Arrange lamb on top. Pour over wine. Spread tomato paste over lamb, then scatter with rosemary and oregano, season. cover with a sheet of baking paper and cover tightly with foil so no steam can escape. Bake for 2 hours. Remove foil and use a couple of forks to shred meat off bones. Discard bones (You can also serve the Lamb shank ragu as is.)
Meanwhile, make pasta following steps 1-8 of Homemade egg pasta, rolling out pasta until 2-3mm thick and using a large sharp knife to cut into 25 x 7cm-wide handkerchief-looking sheets.* Set aside sprinkled with a dusting of flour so pasta strands don't stick together.
*You can also use dried or ready-made fresh pasta for this recipe.
Just before serving, cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, salted water for 90 seconds or until al dente. Use a pair of tongs to remove pasta from water and add it directly to the lamb ragu, toss gently in sauce to coat. Serve topped with mozzarella and parsley. Garnish with extra rosemary, if you like.
After a different ragu sauce? Try this lamb ragu with white wine and sage below.