G here, guesting on this venerable blog after a long absence I am doing such because I am rather chuffed with myself after cooking some lamb shanks that were delicious.
Used a Jamie recipe, he's a big fave on this blog is old James. We had some lamb shanks in the freezer which we had bought a while ago, when spring lamb was at it's best and cheapest. It's pretty simple too, as most of Jamie's stuff is.
Make some herby butter with rosemary, sage and thyme, salt and pepper. Make a little pocket next to the bone to stuff the butter down into the heart of the meat. Messy and yum.all at once.
Chop up some leek, carrot, onion and whole garlic cloves. On a fairly large sheet of foil, place the vegies and a bit of the butter in a mound in the middle. Place some oiled up shank on top, the handle straight up, and tightly gather up the foil around the shank. As you seal it up, pour some white wine in to the packet of awesomeness for braising liquid and extra flavour
Cook on 180 for about 2 to 2.5 hours and serve in the parcels. I served it up with some oven chips which had cooked with dried rosemary and salt on top. Use the chips to soak up some of the liquid and to smoosh into the garlic cloves