Lamb Shank that's Bee Inspired

Lamb Shank that's Bee Inspired

Lamb Shank or chops, or any part of the little animal, was off-limits to my dietary law from the moment I could decide what to eat. Eating any part of lamb violated my "cute rule." Lambs are cute, and for that reason, I refused to eat lamb.

lamb shank on plate with carrots on a white plate

Maybe I was born vegan?

Fast forward 15 or 20 years. I was hosting a dinner party at my home. My friend was dating a fantastic chef, our guest chef of the evening, Charlie. He arrived with dinner, mostly ready to go. We were starving. What was for dinner? You guessed it, Lamb Shank. However, I was so hungry I thought I'd try it. I was surprised that it was so delicious, and well, so is this recipe.

It's incredible how a little olive oil, garlic, onion, honey, red wine, tomato sauce, and a few herbs can transform a nice piece of meat. We chose our Buckwheat Honey for its dark rich flavor in support of the lamb shank, but you can use any honey you might have. The wine that was used in the recipe was served alongside the meal.

How to Make Lamb Shank

  • In a large pan over medium-high heat, brown lamb in oil on all sides.
  • Place lamb in a pot with garlic and onion. Stir often until the onion is limp, about 10 minutes. Add honey, wine, tomato sauce, basil, oregano, and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about one hour, 30 minutes, or until meat is very tender.
  • Transfer the lamb to a serving dish. Skim and discard fat from pan juices. Boil pan juices over high heat until reduced to about 2 cups. Spoon over the lamb.
lamb shank with sauce on white plate with tomato sauce

First try? Then make this Lamb Shank Recipe just this way.

I usually encourage you at this moment to be daring and bold and make your version of this recipe, but in this case, I'd say stick with this recipe and see if you like it just the way it is. The acid in the sauce tenderizes the meat and makes it dreamy.

During that special evening at my dinner party, we enjoyed this Lamb Shank with creamy polenta, ratatouille, and some amazing bottles of red wine. Indeed, it was a perfect meal.

In addition, if you are at a loss for ideas on what to serve with this Lamb Shank Recipe, here are a few to consider:

Bon Appetit.