This is restaurant quality...just incredible. I'll admit I had never cooked lamb shanks before, only chops, etc. and this was out of this world. Have made this several times now, always to rave reviews. Braising is such a great cooking method and yields very tender, flavorful results. Lamb lovers out there...you've got to try this one! :-)
Excellent recipe! I made this as directed, except for a longer cooking time while waiting for our company to arrive. The meat was tasty and was so soft it fell off the bone. I suspect the choice of wine would have an impact on the taste of this dish, even with the quantity of broth used. Haven't yet tried this with anything but Shiraz.
Rarely do I go to this much trouble for a meal. However, a friend from church loves lamb and I wanted to do something special as a way of saying thanks for all she has done for me. This was also my first attempt at cooking lamb shanks. I ordered 4 lamb shanks from a local butcher shop and probably should have drained the can of diced tomatoes as this made alot more liquid than I needed. I served it with smashed yukon gold potatoes, a green salad and fresh rolls. I even sent home one of the uneaten shanks for her to enjoy. Thanks Leslie, for posting this.
Sooo Goood! It was my first attempt at lamb shanks. Everyone loved it. I followed the recipe to the letter (except of substituting dry thyme for the fresh one). Thanks, Leslie.
Absolutely wonderful! First time I have made lamb shanks and it was easier than I anticipated. Cooking times were perfect for the shanks and the gravy. I just wanted to keep eating this. I used a leek instead of onion (I don't like onions), and it was delicious! Thanks for a keeper.
My husband loves lamb shanks, but I've never cooked them myself. This recipe was easy to follow and the results were fabulous! Thank you for a great recipe.
We had this for Easter 2010 and it was enjoyed by all. My wife pulled the meat off the shanks and got rid of the fat. It was so tender it almost melted in your mouth. My springer spaniel jody loved a bone or two. Thanks for posting.
Truly amazing! We made it for a larger company, and everyone loved it, all talking ceased and everyone just dug in. We served it with youghurt flavored with lemon and fresh mint leaves, which worked really well.
Made this last night and it was easy and very good. First time I've done lamb and was surprised at how good this was, the aroma while cooking says it all. I served it over steamed white rice, with hot dinner rolls and was a big success. Will definatly keep this and do again. Thanks Leslie for a winner