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ROASTED LAMB SHANKS

Greek-Style Roasted Lamb Shanks

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Ingredients

  • Lamb shanks are very moist, flavorful and an affordable cut of meat. They're perfect for entertaining a larger crowd since no carving or slicing in necessary. Roasting really makes things super simple. Here's what you will need to create this deliciousness at home:
  • Serves 4-6:
  • 8 lamb shanks, rinsed and dried
  • 16-20 garlic cloves, peeled
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
  • For the dry spices:
  • 2 teaspoons granulated onion powder, or more
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • For the Marinade:
  • 8 ounces lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, plus a little more
  • 1 heaping tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 cup of water

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 450 °F, 230 °C.

2

Spread the garlic cloves on the bottom of the roasting pan to create a bed for the lamb shanks.

3

Place the lamb shanks on top of the garlic. Drizzle some olive oil over them. Season with salt and black pepper on both sides.

4

Combine all of the dry spices together and mix. Sprinkle both sides of the lamb shanks with the spices.

5

Place in the preheated oven uncovered for 30-35 minutes until the lamb gets a nice brownish color.

6

Reduce the oven temperature to 350 °F, 180 °C.

7

Remove the lamb from the oven.

8

Mix the olive oil with the lemon juice and oregano. Pour over the lamb with a cup of water. Place a piece of parchment paper over the lamb and aluminum foil on top of that to seal.

9

Roast for 2 and 1/2 hours or until the meat is very soft and falling off the bone.

10

Serve with Mediterranean Rice Pilaf, Roasted potatoes, or your favorite sides. Enjoy!

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3 Comments

  • Reply
    Lavi
    June 2, 2019 at 9:09 am

    You are saying 8 ounces of lemon juice, it’s a Cup.. in your recipe for Ladolemon you say 1/4 cup….. I think the 8 ounces here is an error

    • Reply
      dimitra
      June 6, 2019 at 11:16 pm

      This is still considered ladolemono. Since we’re making a big batch of lamb shanks, 8 ounces of lemon juice will be needed. Hope that helps.

  • Reply
    Pat
    July 7, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Made this last night exactly as you said. Was wonderful everyone loved it.
    Thanks.

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