Lamb Shank Recipes

Discover delicious recipes for braising lamb shanks, complete with how-to videos, ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

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Chef John's Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
You don't often see lamb cooked with these spices, but they really work together wonderfully. The final plate ended up being a sort of North African/Central American fusion thing, with the fragrantly spiced meat and peppers resting on a simple bed of couscous.

Jinx-Proof Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 5 stars 42
Lamb shanks are one of the most foolproof meat choices out there; and when you braise it, you have about as close to a sure thing as there is. After a long, slow roast in an aromatic, deeply flavored broth, these lamb shanks are sure to get rave reviews.

Stout-Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4.5 stars 43
You can't have Irish stew for St Patrick's Day every year. If you feel like something a little different, but still fairly traditional, this hearty dish should fit the bill.

Lamb Shanks with Ancho Chile Honey Glaze

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
A lamb lovers dream! This is one of my favorite lamb recipes. I've had so many requests after serving this at dinner parties that I decided to post it here. Get the shanks in the oven. Make the glaze and topping, then take an hour long nap, have a bath, and presto! Dinner's ready! Bon Appetite.

10 Braised Lamb Shank Recipes That Are Perfect Cold Weather Comfort Food

Find your favorite braised lamb shank recipe for perfect cold weather comfort food!
By Ita Mac Airt

Heavenly Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4.5 stars 60
This is simply gorgeous because it's so comforting! The lamb shanks are slow cooked in a generous amount of red wine. Preparation is easy, too, it goes from stovetop to oven. This is best served with the pan juices poured over a creamy mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, risotto, or even soft polenta.

Lamb Shank

Rating: 4 stars 5
Delicious grilled leg of lamb in a wonderful herb marinade.

Lamb Shank Braised in White Wine with Rosemary

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
Wonderfully tender, these lamb shanks are melt in your mouth juicy.

Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4 stars 90
Succulent braised lamb shanks slow cooked in a red wine, tomato, and fresh basil sauce. Serve with mushroom risotto and grilled zucchini.
By Mrs Savage

Beer-Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 5 stars 18
Lamb, a classic springtime meat, stars in this comforting dish that's perfect for the chilly, dreary days between winter and spring. Garnish with sliced green onions. Breaking up the cooking time yields a superior texture and flavor but you can also cook the lamb all at once, simmering until fork-tender for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Lamb Shank Vindaloo

Rating: 5 stars 36
I have very little experience cooking Indian food, so that this came out as deliciously as it did is nothing short of amazing.

Lamb Osso Buco Slow-Cooked

Rating: 5 stars 14
There are two tricks to this lamb osso buco recipe: browning the lamb shanks before they go into the slow cooker and reducing the sauce before serving. The result is an osso buco you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish from the labor-intensive classic.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks
Rating: Unrated 508
"Couldn't believe how good it was. Easily the star of the night!" – Ewinhusen
Saba-Braised Lamb Shanks
Rating: Unrated 37
If you're looking for a foolproof, wintry braised meat dish, this is virtually impossible to screw up! The only way to screw this up is to undercook the meat. The sauce has no thickeners, just pure 100% natural goodness.
Flavorful Persian Braised Lamb Shanks
Rating: 4.5 stars 5

This lamb shank is tender, juicy, and so flavorful. It is an authentic Persian recipe passed down from my father who was born in Tehran, Iran. It does take a lot of time to prepare but it's worth it. My friends and family say it's comparable to something served in a 5-star restaurant. Serve with seasoned lentils, white rice, dill rice, or rice with lima beans. This is a dish to impress, perfect for the holidays!