Lamb shoulder shanks are sold on the bone and are often one of the most economical cut of lamb.
Like pork shanks, lamb shoulder shanks are delicious when cooked slowly in a braise or stew. These cooking methods tenderize the meat to make it moist and flavorful.
Try them in our simple and savory one-pot Lamb Shanks recipe, for lamb that is rich and tender in a hearty sauce, flavored with fresh rosemary and thyme and filled with carrots, onions, garlic and tomatoes!
The key is to brown the meat first, and then meld the flavors of the other ingredients in the pot. To braise, leave the meat submerged in the liquid for about two hours covered, and then another 20 minutes uncovered.