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How To Cook Lamb Shank

by Marie Williams on May 11, 2023

How To Cook Lamb Shank

The delicious and delicate lamb shank is an excellent choice for slow cooking. It's a flexible cut that may be prepared in many different ways, including braising and roasting. We'll examine lamb shank in more detail and provide a delectable recipe for cooking it to perfection in this blog post.

What is Lamb Shank?

Meat from the bottom portion of the lamb's leg is called lamb shank. Slow cooking is necessary to break down the connective tissue and tenderize this tough and sinewy cut. Lamb shank is a popular choice for stews and braises because it is flavorful and has a deep, meaty taste.

How to Cook Lamb Shank

There are several ways to cook lamb shank, but one of the most popular methods is braising. Braising involves cooking the lamb shank in liquid, such as stock or wine, over a low heat for an extended period of time. This allows the connective tissue to break down and the meat to become tender and flavorful.

Here is a fantastic braised lamb shank recipe:


  • 4 lamb shank
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • beef stock, 2 cups
  • 1 glass red wine
  • 1.5 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2/TBS of olive oil
  • pepper and salt as desired


    • Set the oven to 325 °F.
    • In a sizable oven-safe pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
    • The lamb shanks are seasoned with salt and pepper before being seared in the saucepan until they are browned all over.
    • Lamb shanks should be taken out of the saucepan and placed aside.
    • The onions and garlic should be added to the pot and sautéed until tender and aromatic.
    • Stir together the beef stock, red wine, and tomato paste in the pot.
    • Bring the broth to a boil and add the lamb shanks back to the pot.
    • After placing the saucepan in the oven, cover it tightly with a lid.
    • After placing the saucepan in the oven, cover it tightly with a lid.
    • The lamb shanks should be baked for two to three hours, or until they are soft and falling off the bone.
    • Before serving, take the pot out of the oven and allow the lamb shanks to rest.

    A tasty and tender meat cut, lamb shanks can be prepared in a number of different ways. One of the most popular ways to prepare lamb shank is to braise it, which makes the meat soft and tasty. You may savour the rich flavour of lamb shank in a hearty and satisfying dish with the help of this delectable recipe.


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