You’ll Drool Over This Lamb Shanks Recipe

A savory lamb shanks recipe may be hard to find. And people who are new to lamb may not know how to cook the this choice piece of meat.

One reason lamb shanks are so flavorful is because the “previous owners” (the lambs) used them so much. A shank is part of the foreleg of a sheep so it gets used a lot. In contrast, some of parts of a lamb that don’t get much exercise (read loin chops) are less tasty. A grassfed shank of lamb recipe can be one of the most flavor-rich lamb dishes of all.

Suppose you have two grassfed lamb shanks. This baked lamb shanks recipe is hard to beat.

Baked Lamb Shanks

2 grassfed shanks of lamb
½ clove of garlic, halved again
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon salad oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
1 bay leaf
2 whole black peppers
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, halved
2 cups cut green beans, French style

Heat oven to 350° F. Slit each grassfed shank of lamb in the thickest part of the meat and insert garlic section into each slit. Combine flour, salt, paprika and coat each shank with the mixture.

Brown shanks well in a skillet in hot oil. Brown on all sides. This should take about 15 to 20 minutes. Place in casserole dish.

Add lemon juice to skillet and stir to loosen brown bits. Pour mixture over shanks. Then add lemon rind, bay leaf and whole peppers.

Cover and bake for 1 hour. Add potatoes, beans and bake an additional 45 to 60 minutes or until tender enough to cut with a fork. Serves 2.

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