Shank

A shank is a cut of meat from the leg of lamb, mutton or hog. The leg is divided into two parts, the shank and the sirloin. The shank is the lower part of the leg, and the sirloin is the upper part. The shank is a tough cut of meat, and it is often used for stewing or braising.

The history of shank recipes is a long and varied one. The first known recipe for shank comes from the Roman cookbook, Apicius. This book was written in the 1st century AD, and it contains a recipe for a dish called "haunch of wild boar stewed with onions". This dish is made with pork shanks, and it is flavored with garlic, wine, and herbs.

The shank has been a popular cut of meat for centuries. In the Middle Ages, shanks were often used in soups and stews. These dishes were often flavored with spices, and they were often thickened with bread crumbs or oats.

Jump to: Ingredient Breakdown Insights

Recipes

  /public/nytimes-logo.svg

Persian-Spiced Lamb Shanks

  • thyme
  • lime juice
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • orange zest
  • nutmeg
  • black pepper
  • cardamom
  • ground rosebud
  • turmeric
  • onion
  • ground lime
  • saffron
  • mint
  • parsley
  • cinnamon
  • bay leaf
  • rosewater
  • meaty lamb shank
  • hot chicken broth
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shanks

  • gremolata
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • spanish onion
  • lemon
  • orange
  • garlic
  • thyme branches tied together
  • tomato paste
  • parsley
  • red wine
  • rosemary
  • horseradish
  • carrot
  • celery
  • water
  • bay leaf
  • garlic
  • lamb shank
  /public/nytimes-logo.svg

Mrouzia Lamb Shanks

  • couscou
  • saffron thread
  • dark raisin
  • onion
  • almond
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • vegetable stock
  • ras el hanout
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • lamb shank
  • garlic
  /public/nytimes-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shanks With Fresh Herbs 

  • lamb stock
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • dill
  • parsley
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • onion
  • cilantro
  • white wine
  • chive
  • tarragon
  • cayenne pepper
  • allspice
  • greens mustard green
  • coriander seed
  • sweet paprika
  • green onion
  • currant
  • butter
  • lamb shank
  • garlic
  /public/thespruceeats-logo.svg

Crock Pot Lamb Shanks

  • tomato
  • onion
  • basil
  • oregano
  • allspice
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • worcestershire sauce
  • bay leaf
  • garlic
  • double strength beef broth
  • red wine
  • thyme
  • lamb shank
  • mushroom
  • black pepper
  /public/thespruceeats-logo.svg

Braised Veal Shanks

  • onion
  • lemon zest
  • garlic
  • white wine
  • thyme
  • pepper
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • rosemary
  • butter
  • parsley
  • olive oil
  • veal shank
  • rosemary
  /public/nytimes-logo.svg

Spiced Lamb Shanks With Orange and Honey

  • FOR SERVING
  • basil
  • salt
  • carrot
  • turnip
  • butter
  • dill
  • mint
  • parsley
  • LAMB SHANKS
  • salt
  • bay leaf
  • onion
  • thyme
  • coriander seed
  • cumin seed
  • fennel seed
  • clove
  • meaty lamb shank
  • SAUCE
  • salt
  • orange zest
  • arrowroot
  • tomato paste
  • garlic
  • onion
  • orange juice
  • white wine
  • cayenne pepper
  • saffron
  • honey
  • olive oil
  /public/recipe-tin-eats-logo.svg

Port Braised Lamb Shanks

  • carrot
  • celery
  • onion
  • red wine
  • beef broth
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • port
  • all purpose flour
  • tomato paste
  • bay leaf
  • lamb shank
  • parsley
  • thyme
  • parsley
  • salt
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Pork Shanks with Mushroom Dumplings

  • all purpose flour
  • chicken stock
  • sherry wine
  • butter
  • smoked paprika
  • onion
  • rosemary
  • mushroom soup condensed cream
  • self rising flour
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • beef stock
  • chicken broth
  • grapeseed oil
  • black pepper
  • chive
  • salt
  • celery
  • thyme
  • carrot
  • pork shank
  • garlic
  /public/savor-the-best-logo.webp

Braised Greek Lamb Shanks

  • greek oregano
  • cumin powder
  • garlic powder
  • onion
  • pepper
  • smoky paprika
  • white wine
  • cornstarch
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • onion powder
  • bay leaf
  • lamb shank
  • beef broth
  • rosemary
  • lemon juice
  • thyme
  • garlic
  /public/recipe-tin-eats-logo.svg

Persian Lamb Shanks

  • turmeric
  • onion
  • water
  • vegetable oil
  • cinnamon
  • cardamom powder
  • nutmeg
  • saffron thread
  • cinnamon
  • tomato
  • salt
  • lamb shank
  • chicken broth
  • garlic
  • salt
  /public/thespruceeats-logo.svg

Savory Oven Braised Lamb Shanks

  • beef broth
  • red wine
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • onion
  • bay leaf
  • carrot
  • celery
  • butter
  • apple cider vinegar
  • chicken broth
  • olive oil
  • tomato paste
  • garlic
  • thyme
  • lamb shank
  /public/bonappetit-logo.svg

Moroccan Lamb Shanks with Pomegranate

  • spice mill
  • salt
  • salt
  • cornstarch
  • olive oil
  • coriander seed
  • cinnamon
  • leek
  • onion
  • chicken stock
  • pomegranate juice
  • cumin seed
  • fennel seed
  • mint
  • pomegranate seed
  • red pepper flake
  • saffron
  • lamb shank
  • carrot
  • thyme
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Turkey Shanks

  • salt
  • celery
  • sweet potato
  • okra
  • peanut
  • cayenne pepper
  • onion
  • tomato
  • collard green
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • chicken stock
  • turkey drumstick
  • smoked sausage
  /public/savor-the-best-logo.webp

Braised Herb Lamb Shanks

  • worcestershire
  • onion
  • fennel
  • parsley
  • butter
  • parsley
  • all purpose flour
  • carrot
  • rosemary
  • beef broth
  • red wine
  • celery
  • olive oil
  • bay leaf
  • lamb shank
  • thyme
  • garlic
  • salt
  /public/bonappetit-logo.svg

Braised Veal Shanks with Bacon-Parmesan Crumbs

  • salt
  • ten veal shanks osso buco you ll
  • white wine
  • olive oil
  • tomato
  • bread crumb
  • garlic
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • thyme
  • parmesan cheese
  • vegetable oil
  • veal shank
  • garlic
  • onion
  • bay leaf
  • chicken broth
  • bacon
  /public/savor-the-best-logo.webp

Braised Pork Shanks with Gravy

  • white wine
  • salt
  • onion
  • black pepper
  • fennel frond
  • pot liquid
  • all purpose flour
  • butter
  • rosemary
  • sage
  • bay leaf
  • carrot
  • fennel
  • beef broth
  • thyme
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • pork shank
  • fennel frond
  /public/foodandwine.svg

Braised Pork Shank with Miso

  • white rice
  • green onion
  • onion
  • light brown sugar
  • soy sauce
  • ginger
  • garlic
  • water
  • peanut oil
  • light brown
  • pork shank
  • red chile
  • pepper
  • salt
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shanks

  • salt
  • carrot
  • onion
  • chicken broth
  • olive oil
  • tomato paste
  • celery
  • lamb shank
  • garlic
  /public/immaculate-bites-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shanks

  • worcestershire sauce
  • garlic
  • red wine
  • carrot
  • onion
  • beef bouillon powder
  • oil
  • tomato paste
  • rosemary
  • bay leaf
  • celery
  • beef broth
  • thyme
  • lamb shank
  • salt
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shanks

  • onion
  • garlic
  • orange zest
  • rosemary
  • bay leaf
  • turnip
  • bodied red wine
  • olive oil
  • rosemary
  • carrot
  • garlic
  • meaty lamb shank
  /public/thespruceeats-logo.svg

Lamb Shanks With Spinach - Gosht Saagwala

  • coriander
  • cumin powder
  • garam masala
  • garam masala powder
  • ginger paste
  • spinach
  • garlic paste
  • green chily
  • onion
  • tomato
  • clove
  • pods cardamom
  • vegetable canola sunflower oil
  • peppercorn
  • lamb shank
  • butter dollop
  • salt
  /public/the-recipe-critic-logo.svg

Slow Cooker Greek Lamb Shanks

  • chicken broth
  • kalamata olife
  • potato
  • olive oil
  • mccormick onion powder
  • mccormick basil
  • mccormick rosemary
  • tomato
  • mccormick oregano
  • lemon juice
  • lamb shank
  • salt
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Beef Shanks

  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • carrot
  • celery
  • oil
  • red wine
  • parsley
  • onion
  • thyme
  • garlic
  • dark stock
  • olive oil
  • bay leaf
  • beef shank
  • parsnip
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shanks with Qabili Palao Rice

  • salt
  • black pepper
  • garlic
  • black cardamom
  • cardamom
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • coriander
  • cumin
  • green cardamom
  • turmeric
  • paprika
  • carrot
  • onion
  • raisin
  • vegetable oil
  • pistachio
  • almond
  • tomato
  • cilantro
  • tomato
  • saffron
  • sugar
  • tomato paste
  • cardamom
  • red pepper
  • basmati rice
  • lamb stock
  • oil
  • saffron water
  • spice
  • plum tomato
  • lamb shank
  /public/bonappetit-logo.svg

Lamb Shanks with Pomegranate and Walnuts

  • polenta
  • salt
  • pomegranate molasses
  • pomegranate juice
  • cumin
  • cinnamon
  • turmeric
  • red wine
  • olive oil
  • pomegranate molasses
  • cardamom
  • walnut
  • all purpose flour
  • bay leaf
  • onion
  • butter
  • lemon zest
  • chicken broth
  • garlic
  • lamb shank
  • thyme
  /public/savor-the-best-logo.webp

Instant Pot Lamb Shanks

  • tomato
  • cumin powder
  • oregano
  • onion
  • lemon
  • pepper
  • smoky paprika
  • white wine
  • beef broth
  • cornstarch
  • olive oil
  • water
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • onion powder
  • bay leaf
  • lamb shank
  • rosemary
  • garlic
  /public/foodandwine.svg

Red-Wine-Braised Beef Shanks

  • meaty beef shank
  • black pepper
  • parsley
  • ruby port
  • bay leaf
  • red wine
  • onion
  • vegetable oil
  • tomato paste
  • carrot
  • celery
  • thyme
  • beef broth
  • garlic
  • salt
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shank

  • herbs bay leaf sachet
  • salt
  • carrot
  • leek
  • onion
  • red wine
  • hot beef broth
  • garlic
  • thyme
  • olive oil
  • tomato paste
  • rosemary
  • lamb shank
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Port Lamb Shanks

  • salt
  • veal stock
  • coriander seed
  • fennel seed
  • salt
  • black peppercorn
  • celery
  • garlic
  • onion
  • leek
  • tawny port
  • butter
  • canola oil
  • carrot
  • honey
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • lamb shank
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Adobo Pork Shanks with Fried Rice

  • chive
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • fried rice
  • lime juice
  • salt
  • malt vinegar
  • coconut milk
  • soy sauce
  • ancho chile pepper
  • garlic
  • leek
  • shallot
  • ginger
  • pork shank
  • sambal oelek
  • veal stock
  • canola oil
  • celery
  • leek
  • lemongrass
  • canola oil
  • soy sauce
  • garlic
  • green onion
  • basmati rice
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shanks

  • gremolata
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • spanish onion
  • lemon
  • orange
  • garlic
  • thyme branches tied together
  • tomato paste
  • parsley
  • red wine
  • rosemary
  • horseradish
  • carrot
  • celery
  • water
  • bay leaf
  • garlic
  • lamb shank
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Beef Shank

  • thyme
  • demi glace
  • beef shank
  • black peppercorn
  • garlic
  • onion
  • red wine vinegar
  • carrot
  • red wine
  • bay leaf
  • celery
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Lamb Shanks with Herbs

  • hot polenta
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • red wine
  • onion
  • olive oil
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • parsley
  • carrot
  • celery
  • lamb shank
  • chicken broth
  • garlic
  /public/foodnetwork-logo.svg

Braised Veal Shanks with Gremolata

  • black pepper
  • lemon zest
  • all purpose flour
  • red wine
  • coriander seed
  • lemon juice
  • fresno chile
  • parsley
  • salt
  • thyme
  • tomato paste
  • carrot
  • celery
  • olive oil
  • bay leaf
  • garlic
  • rosemary
  • onion
  • garlic
  • cross veal shank
  • chicken stock
  /public/seriouseats.svg

Tender Braised Lamb Shanks With Bitter Herb Salad Recipe

  • Herb Salad
  • salt
  • lemon juice
  • celery
  • white endive
  • herb
  • olive oil
  • Braised Lamb
  • salt
  • white wine
  • bay leaf
  • onion
  • rosemary
  • coriander seed
  • fennel seed
  • smoked paprika
  • tomato paste
  • celery
  • carrot
  • oil anchovy
  • cumin
  • chicken stock
  • olive oil
  • lamb shank
  • garlic
  /public/saveur-logo.webp

Braised Lamb Shanks

  • salt
  • jerusalem artichoke
  • parsley
  • turnip
  • bouquet garni
  • leek
  • celery root
  • rosemary
  • hard cider
  • winter savory
  • garlic
  • shallot
  • lamb shank
  • < href= https www saveur com article recipes brown chicken stock >chicken stock< >
  • olive oil
  /public/saveur-logo.webp

Spice-Braised Lamb Shanks with Lentils

  • salt
  • coriander seed
  • parsley
  • red pepper flake
  • ginger
  • delicata
  • orange
  • french green lentil
  • olive oil
  • garlic
  • white wine
  • black peppercorn
  • bosc pear
  • fennel seed
  • canola oil
  • onion
  • plum tomato
  • celery
  • lamb shank
  • pods green cardamom
  • smoked bacon
  • cinnamon
  • clove
  • chicken stock
  • carrot
  /public/foodandwine.svg

Wine-Braised Veal Shanks

  • salt
  • onion
  • butter
  • sage
  • veal shank
  • carrot
  • celery
  • shallot
  • white wine
  • all purpose flour
  • vegetable oil
  • garlic
  • thyme
  • bacon
  • bay leaf
  • chicken stock
  /public/saveur-logo.webp

Steamed Spicy Lamb Shanks

  • oregano
  • thyme
  • cumin
  • beer
  • white vinegar
  • bay leaf
  • garlic
  • lamb shank
  • pasilla chile
  • clove
  • ancho chile
  • guajillo chile
  /public/saveur-logo.webp

Aunt Polly’s Lamb Shanks

  • salt
  • bay leaf
  • mint
  • lemon
  • parsley
  • red wine
  • butter
  • onion
  • garlic
  • hot chicken stock
  • olive oil
  • lamb shank
  • carrot
  • celery
  /public/saveur-logo.webp

Chilean Spice-Rubbed Pork Shanks

  • salt
  • < href= http www amazon com ref=nb_sb_noss url=search alias 3dgroceryandfield keywords=merk c3 a9nandamp rh= 3a16310101 2ck 3amerk c3 a9n >merkén< >
  • oregano
  • cumin
  • garlic
  • < href= http kalustyans com index php route=product productandproduct_id= >paprika paste< >
  • pork shank
  /public/saveur-logo.webp

Braised Beef Shank with Roasted Radishes and Flaxseed Relish

  • < href= https www saveur com flaxseed relish >flaxseed relish< >
  • black pepper
  • beef shank
  • salt
  • seed
  • shiitake mushroom
  • canola oil
  • taggiasca
  • sauvignon blanc
  • garlic
  • guajillo chile
  • round red radish
  • < href= https www saveur com beef bouillon >rich beef bouillon< >
  • olive oil
  • ancho chile
  • shallot
  /public/saveur-logo.webp

Braised Lamb Shanks

  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • balsamic vinegar
  • garlic
  • corn starch
  • coriander seed
  • cumin
  • onion
  • chili powder
  • olive oil
  • carrot
  • jalapeño
  • lamb shank
  • rosemary
  • thyme
  • celery
  • chicken broth

Ingredient Breakdown

 
salt
garlic
onion
lamb shank
olive oil
carrot
thyme
bay leaf
rosemary
celery
parsley
red wine
tomato paste
all purpose flour
black pepper
butter
white wine
chicken stock
chicken broth
tomato
vegetable oil
cinnamon
water
beef broth
coriander seed
cilantro
leek
pork shank
mint
lemon juice
lemon
fennel seed
ginger
clove
canola oil
cumin
saffron
lemon zest
saffron thread
honey
oregano
parsnip
black peppercorn
shallot
cardamom
turmeric
meaty lamb shank
almond
ras el hanout
green onion
pepper
veal shank
turnip
soy sauce
orange zest
nutmeg
spanish onion
orange
horseradish
red pepper flake
chive
cayenne pepper
red wine vinegar
pomegranate molasses
pomegranate juice
garlic powder
cumin powder
cornstarch
sugar
bodied red wine
sage
oil
beef shank
lime juice
gremolata
thyme branches tied together
potato
parmesan cheese
polenta
paprika
lamb stock
dill
allspice
sweet paprika
spinach
basil
worcestershire sauce
apricot
pomegranate seed
pistachio
peppercorn
cumin seed
smoked paprika
beef stock
smoky paprika
onion powder
fennel
bacon
fish sauce
fennel frond
coriander
raisin
basmati rice
plum tomato
balsamic vinegar
veal stock
ancho chile
guajillo chile
ground rosebud
ground lime
rosewater
hot chicken broth
orzo pasta
feta
dill dill
couscou
dark raisin
vegetable stock
tarragon
greens mustard green
currant
barley
rice bran
double strength beef broth
mushroom
chickpea
fleur de sel
grapeseed
maple glazed
milliliter red wine
arrowroot
orange juice
port
sherry wine
mushroom soup condensed cream
self rising flour
grapeseed oil
greek oregano
cardamom powder
apple cider vinegar
moroccan jewish tanzeya
spice mill
pearl onion
green spanish olife
lamb
sweet potato
okra
peanut
collard green
turkey drumstick
smoked sausage
worcestershire
ten veal shanks osso buco you ll
bread crumb
fennel bulb
makrut lime
bird chile
vermouth
dark brown sugar
mustard
yellow miso paste
pot liquid
white rice
light brown sugar
peanut oil
light brown
red chile
tap water
lemon garlic orzo
radicchio
escarole
dijon mustard
beef bouillon powder