Lamb is such a delicious and nourishing meat that I love to eat on a weekly basis, usually in form of a lamb steak or as gyro meat, but this week I decided to braise lamb shanks from US Wellness Meats 🤩
Shanks are a great cut, since they are full of essential amino acids, collagen and lots of healthy fat! They are a bit tougher so they need to be braised for a while, but it’s worth the wait 😍 and they’re a way to incorporate all parts of the animal and eat nose to tail!
This recipe is similar to my braised bison shank recipe, but the timing and seasoning is a bit different. Like the bison shanks, the lamb shanks are full of super nourishing bone marrow which I like to remove and roast separately and enjoy over veggies 👩🏻🍳
Shanks are a good size and one usually feeds one person making serving very easy!
To make these fall off the bone shanks you need (2 portions):
1 Package of Grassfed Lamb Shanks, that’s usually 2-3 shanks and about 1.5 pounds 🐑
Salt and pepper 🧂
Bay Leaf 🌿
Water or broth for braising 🧊
Garlic butter or ghee for serving 🧈
Start by heating up ghee in a pot and by patting the lamb shanks dry; then salt them liberally and sear them until brown on all sides. Add more salt and pepper.
Next, pour on bone broth (beef works well) or water onto the meat and bring to a boil. Let simmer until the meat is tender, about 3-4 hours. I would routinely check to see if enough liquid is in the pot, the meat should always be covered.
Once the meat is tender, heat up some ghee or garlic butter in a pan. Remove the meat from the bone and sear in the garlic butter for some extra flavor 😍
I usually prefer the more succulent consistency over the crispy sear so I usually just do the searing method with my moms shank.
You can keep the broth and sieve it for a delicious nourishing bone broth full of healthy fat and collagen 😍