This Tempranillo recipe was provided by Chef Sarah Lusher from our Northern Italian cuisine restaurant in charming, historic, downtown Angels Camp, Crusco's Ristorante Italiano If you don't have wild boar handy, substitute pork loin or lamb.

Tempranillo recipe

Tempranillo recipe: Wild boar shanks | Crusco’s Ristorante Italiano



2 wild boar shanks
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp each: salt, pepper
1 tsp freshly minced garlic
1 bay leaf
2 sticks celery, diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1 cup canned, diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup stock: beef, veal or chicken
1 cup Calaveras Tempranillo
1 tbsp unsalted butter


Brown boar shanks (or lamb or pork) on stove top in heavy oven proof pan with olive oil then remove and season with salt, pepper & garlic. Add celery, onion and carrot to hot pan stirring until browned. Add tomatoes, stock, wine & bay leaf, stirring to scrape up bits on bottom.

Place shanks on top of other ingredients in pan. Cover and roast in 325°F oven for 2 hours, then finish uncovered for 1/2 to 1 hour more or until tender and nicely browned. Place shanks on serving platter. Cover while making sauce. Strain broth and vegetables pressing on solids into sauce pan and reduce to 1 cup. Stir in butter and serve sauce with meat.

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