Citrus Honey Glazed Lamb Shanks - Superior Farms

Citrus Honey Glazed Lamb Shanks


June 15, 2022

Recipe provided by ful-filled - real food - true health - full life, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Citrus Honey Glazed Lamb Shanks | American Lamb).


Lamb Shanks

4 American lamb shanks

2 tbsp Olive oil

Salt to taste

Fresh ground pepper to taste

8 Garlic cloves

7 Sprigs of fresh rosemary

Citrus Honey Glaze

1 cup Freshly squeezed orange juice (about 2 oranges)

4 tbsp Honey


1Pre-heat your oven to 425°F. Place the lamb shanks in a roasting pan just large enough to fit them in one layer and rub with olive oil. Season shanks generously with salt and pepper.

2Roast for 20 minutes to achieve a nice brown color on the shanks. Remove roasting pan from the oven and turn the temperature down to 325°F. While you wait for the oven to cool down, scatter the garlic cloves and rosemary over and around the lamb.

3Wrap the braising or roasting pan very tightly with several layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil and return to the oven.

4Roast lamb shanks for an additional 2 hours. When the lamb is almost done roasting, mix the orange juice & honey until well combined. After 2 hours of roasting, remove the foil, spoon the citrus honey glaze over the shanks. Increase the heat to 400°F.

5Roast shanks for another 15 minutes. Baste & rotate shanks, then roast for another 15 minutes. The lamb shanks are done when they are nicely browned and fork-tender. Note: USDA recommends an internal temperature of 145F with a 3 minute rest.

6Transfer the lamb shanks to a serving platter and spoon over some of the juices, garlic cloves, and rosemary. Serve with roasted potates and a salad.