Lamb Shank Recipes
Braised Lamb Shanks with Roasted Tomatoes
Be sure to ask the butcher to saw the lamb shanks in half for you.
Lamb Shank Posole
Chef Hugh Acheson creates a luxurious version of a classic Mexican stew.
Braised Lamb Shanks with Garlic and Indian Spices
Rajat Parr braises his ultratender lamb shanks in a rich mix of red wine, tomatoes and cinnamon.
Lamb Shanks, Osso Buco-Style
Joshua Wesson substitutes full-flavored lamb for the usual mild veal in his version of this classic Italian stew with tomatoes, onions and carrots.
Pot-Roasted Lamb Shanks with Cannellini Beans
For a comforting wintry meal, F&W Test Kitchen Supervisor Marcia Kiesel adopts Simple French Food author Richard Olney's method of roasting lamb shanks at a low temperature with no added liquid. The spare ingredients yield an incredibly rich sauce that infuses the beans. The currant and berry notes in a right bank Bordeaux brighten this luxurious dish.
Merguez-Spiced Lamb Shanks with Chickpeas
Butcher-shop owner Tanya Cauthen likes flavoring supremely tender braised lamb with a North African spice blend that includes cumin and fennel seeds. Lamb shanks are great for serving at dinner parties, since they look so dramatic, but lamb stew meat--cut from the shoulder or the leg--is equally delicious. Or, for a less gamey flavor, substitute beef short ribs.
Braised Lamb Shanks with Peas, Mint & Rhubarb
Michael Solomonov braises lamb shanks with sweet date molasses until the meat is tender, then adds tangy rhubarb to the sauce. The dish can also be prepared with tart fruits like quince or crabapples when rhubarb isn't in season.
Red Wine-Braised Lamb Shanks
Jeremy Silansky uses maple syrup, Vermont's most famous export, to glaze root vegetables, employing a novel (and simple) technique: He reduces the maple glaze in a small skillet, then tosses it with the roasted vegetables right before serving. He likes to serve the lamb shanks with creamy polenta made from local cornmeal and a local cheese: Thistle Hill Farm's complex, nutty Tarentaise.
Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks with Lemon, Dill and Feta
Tangy feta and fragrant dill give these tender lamb shanks a burst of Mediterranean flavor--straight from your slow-cooker.
Lamb Stew with Swiss Chard and Garlic-Parsley Toasts
This robust, satisfying stew is made with lamb shank, a relatively lean cut with marvelous lamb flavor. The Swiss chard here adds a mild earthiness as well as vitamin K and calcium.
Braised Lamb Shanks with Roasted Broccoli and Squash
"If your dish is really straightforward, like braised meat and roasted vegetables, you have to start with truly amazing ingredients or you won't end up with anything special," says Family Supper chef Troy MacLarty, reflecting his training at ingredient-driven Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California. MacLarty says you can substitute any sweet winter squash for the sometimes hard-to-find delicata; if you're using a variety with a thicker skin, like butternut, be sure to peel it before roasting.