Lamb Osso Buco Stew for Babies
This is the 3rd post of the Half Lamb for Babies series where I make every piece of lamb BLW-friendly. A BLW recipe for each piece! You can check out my two first posts: Minty Lamb Meatball recipe and Grilled Lamb Chops recipe.
I had never made lamb osso bucco before but this was BY FAR the best meal of my whole week. Used a package of the Ferme Valens lamb shanks which can also be called osso bucco. Cooked in Instant Pot which is a pressure cooker that cooks meat in no time. This meal is full of garden-fresh veggies that I got from my CSA basket from Tourne-Sol Farm.
Before doing Baby-Led Weaning (BLW) with your baby, it is important to proceed safely by contacting a pediatric registered dietitian. Among other things, make sure that:
- your baby is ready and does not start too early
- your baby is sitting at 90 degrees
- you do not place food in his/her mouth with your fingers
- the environment is calm during meals
- you offer the right foods to your baby (always test the texture of the food in between your tongue and roof of your mouth)
- you watch your baby eat at all times
- you contact a pediatric registered dietitian to make sure you are proceeding safely
- you read the warning below
BLW is contraindicated for babies at risk of dysphagia, such as babies who have an anatomic disorder (cleft palate, tongue tie), a neurological disorder (developmental delay, hypotonia, oral hypotonia) or a genetic disorder. Follow-up by a health professional (doctor, pediatric registered dietitian) is necessary for babies at risk of anemia such as babies born prematurely, babies with low birth weight (less than 3000 g), worries related to growth, babies born to an anemic mother, baby for whom cow’s milk was introduced early and/or a vegan baby.
*Cusson and Labonté, Baby-Led Weaning Conference, June 2018, Nutrium, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montreal
To serve the adult portion, I took some white rice:
Spooned the stew on top like this:download full film Kong: Skull Island 2017
The meat is so tender that even 6 month olds can enjoy it. Here is the baby portion:
Lamb Osso Buco Stew Recipe
4 pieces lamb shanks (osso bucco)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 onions, chopped
2 cups carrots, chopped
1 cup radishes
4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
2 cups kale, chopped
2 cups + 2 more cups chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
Over medium-high heat in the pressure cooker pot (sauté setting for the Instant Pot), sear all sides of the lamb osso buco in coconut oil until browned. Remove from the pot. To the oil in the pan, add the chopped onion, carrots, radishes, garlic and kale and cook until about 15 minutes. Add 2 cups of chicken broth and let the mixture cook for about 5 more minutes. Add the osso buco pieces back in, and pour in the rest of the chicken broth. Make sure that the meat is covered in liquid. Add bay leaves and rosemary. Cover and cook on “meat/stew” for 35 minutes on high pressure. Release the pressure and remove the meat. Let cool and serve.
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