Lamb shank

Amanda Had a Little Lamb…

Whose flesh tasted really good
Eater rating: 4.7 / 5  4.72

For a special treat we’re eating lamb shanks and great northern beans braised in a mixture of red wine, chicken stock, fire roasted tomatoes, and lots of herbs. The shanks and beans were finished off with our version of a gremolata: finely chopped fresh parsley, lemon zest, and capers.

More lamb shank
I spy marrow
A: okay, so i rarely make the same thing twice…with a couple of exceptions, but this was totally worth making again. this is one that i actually made over the summer that we didn’t get around to posting and thus i had to make again. i’m kind of glad it worked out that way! moooooore lamb shanks :-)
T: yeeahh it was goooood too. You can make this anytime you want… not exceeding 3 times per week. (gotta look out for our health)
A: what if you gave up the carnitas tacos and cali burritos and i cooked it five times a week? 😛
T: if you cooked it for my lunch and could serve it hot in place of my california burrito then that might work out. otherwise, don’t be foolish. I must eat terrible-for-me food for lunch or I’ll go crazy. I assume I would go crazy, i’ve never tried eating a healthy lunch…. and I don’t want to.
A: you should try eating slim jims and lays for lunch… heart unhealthy and cold! it’s a twofer.
T: and it’s got the salt content of 5 gallons of water from the dead sea. good times. no thanks. 😛 I used to like slim jims, too, until this one road trip a few years ago. Bad. So, back to the delicious lamb. Wow, it was tender and delish. So were the beans.
A: hell yeah! i’m kind of a bean-aholic. i’ll admit. but these beans are perhaps my favorite way to eat beans! i do have to admit i’ve never had a real cassoulet before, but my god. beans braised with both lamb and pork fat (i use a ham hock as well) rule! the rosemary, wine, and fire roasted tomatoes add a nice touch too. this really has to be an all around favorite meal of mine. next to a rack of lamb.
T: I gotta ask… what’s a cassoulet?
A: it’s a french dish that takes days to make. it’s beans braised with all kinds of yummy pork and meats. mmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
T: Careful, you’re going to start a stampede. you know, with all the mmmmm sounds. cows. you know.
A: uh… yeah… sure? okay crack head, what do you rate this succulent lamb dish?
T: I give it a 4.74/5. It was extremely tasty. It gets a slight deduction for cheating (being lamb). But seriously, it was awesome. I wish we could eat it everyday. What do you give it?
A: your rating was spot on with mine. i give it a 4.7/5. it rocked. it rocks. it will rock…when i make it again. while i’m sure i would get sick of it eventually i would love to eat it often. it’s good to keep things as a special treat for that exact reason. i would hate to get sick of it.
T: yeah, that’s why people should really consider not getting married. Think about it.
A: do i need to call you a crackhead for a second time toinight?
T: toinight? hahahahha 😛

6 comments so far:

  1. Bobby says:

    If you think it may be weird, or may get searched by TSA too many times, don’t bother with the artichokes. Would you maybe want some lamb bones to take back with you? I’m sure TSA would love that!

  2. lindsay says:

    you guys are adorable and your food is gorgeous! glad i stumbled in, you’ll be seeing a lot more of me :)

  3. leena! says:

    hot damn this looks good. i am not a huge red meat cooker, but this makes me want to get in the game. i sort of have a crush on my lamb right now. not really a “i wanna make out with you” sort of crush…more like a “get in my bellah now” sort of crush. i am sure you understand;)

  4. Mark says:

    The Grassfed Revolution has begun! Eat grassfed meat (better even than organic) and you won’t have to abstain for health reasons. Red meat is actually healthy if it’s from a grassfed ruminant.

    And yeah, lamb shanks are great!

  5. Ros says:

    Lamb shanks rock and when they’re cooked like this, they rock even more. I wish I had time to cook them more often.

  6. Scott Paro says:

    It is raining and borderline snowing here in Vancouver, BC Canada. I purchased some amazing lamb shanks from Big Lou’s ( and immediately thought of your amazing blog.

    I can’t wait to have my house filled with the aroma of beans and shanks. I will let you know how it turns out, but I have a feeling it will be a winner!