Baked Lamb Shank

by Jo Kenny

Supermarkets are great and all, but there’s nothing quite like going to a specialist. A work colleague of mine treats themselves every pay day to a little shopping spree, or rather, a meat spree at a butchers down the road. Having a little pang of jealousy on hearing this, I decided to follow suit.

Admittedly it’s been a while since I stepped inside a butchers so it felt like something of a novelty again; central Milton Keynes isn’t exactly known for it’s humble high street of food specialists now, is it? On visiting Peter Goss butchers I was met with a stretch of meats in every cut and size and variety I felt like a kid in a candy store! After a lot of umming and aahing I decided on a Friday meat feast in the form of 2 very delicious looking minted lamb shanks.

Lamb shanks minted from Peter Goss butchers

I haven’t had lamb shank in the longest time, mainly because supermarkets just don’t seem to stock it too often. They can seem like more of a fancy food like the kind you have in gastro pubs, but they really are a doddle. I got these two beasts for £7 and they came readily marinaded in a delicious mint rub. All I needed to do was place them in a dish with some butter, seasoning and a drizzle of olive oil, cover them in foil and wait no-so-patiently for them to cook at 170c for 2 hours.

Peter Goss Butchers lamb shank

It was worth the wait. Oh how it was!

Minted lamb shanks Peter Goss butchers Bicester

Lamb shanks give you so much meat, it really is a huge portion! Mine got accompanied by some garlic mash, caramelised balsamic baby carrots and a slosh of red wine gravy.

Baked Peter Goss lamb shank recipe

Lamb shank recipe with garlic mash potato

Balsamic baby carrots with lamb shank recipe

Absolutely perfect reward after a long week.

Lamb shank recipe with garlic mash potato balsamic carrots

If you’re ever in Bicester why not stop in at Peter Goss butchers? They have a great selection of quality meat and some seriously impressive looking sausages, that I will be back to try!

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