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This was yummy! I especially liked the gremolata. Thanks so much.
Excellent recipe. I made two changes: 1) I used lamb shank steaks because they were on special at my local market. These worked great and they were tender in about 80 minutes. 2) Because my oven is small, I couldn’t simultaneously cook the lamb shanks and the squash. My solution was to grill the squash. To do so I peeled the squash, then cut the squash in half lengthwise, maintaining the shape of the squash. Then I cut each half into quarters before putting the pieces on the grill. This worked great.
Elise, let me just say. I have had lamb shanks. And I have loved lamb shanks. And when I managed to sneak lamb shanks into the cart under my unsuspecting voice-of-reason boyfriend’s nose, I was thrilled to finally try out this recipe.
The lamb was luscious, buttery delight on a bone. I halved the recipe since we’re only two and added a handful of cranberries and a sprig of rosemary; it was just DIVINE.
But I have to be honest. The butternut squash just stole the show because (confession) I have never had it before. It was delicious!
I am now on a butternut squash kick which will undoubtedly culminate in mashed butternut squash: what sweet potatoes always should have been and never were.
Thank you so much for introducing me to this new, wonderful squash.
You, Elise, are my culinary hero!
I love lamb yet as a younger woman I hated it & the smell, now I can’t get enough! This recipe was awesome, love butternut squash too. Was not as time consuming as it looks, I prepped all the veggies the night before, that was a big help. I could only get 3 shanks @ the store so also picked up a center cut lamb steak which I buy often to grill. Still could of used a little more, maybe 2 more shanks so as to have left overs. I think I would add 1 more can of beans & then thicken the gravy (broth) so as it would be thicker like a stew. The broth was absolutely delicious. I was also thinking of adding some potatoes cubed. This would be more like a stew. The broth alone is more like a soup but I like the added thickness & the taste of stew. Now, all you need is a nice fresh loaf of your favorite bakery bread, awesome. This gets a #5 in my book.
Wow. Fantastic. Loved how the orange flavor meshed with the squash.
I made this last night. It was delicious!
As you celebrate mid-summer and Independence Day of course it is mid-winter on Waiheke. A friend broke her leg yesterday and after helping her get to the doctor and x-rays here then over to the city for treatment (no surgery as the local doctor thought there might be, she came home with a cast). I took the lambshanks she had in her fridge, brought some more for my house and followed your recipe, to deliver her ‘meals on wheels’ today. Delicious! That sure cheered her up. Thank you.