Take-a-Hike Lamb Shanks
with mint and garlic gremolata

(one 6" lamb shank per person)

The long and slow oven-braising used in this recipe makes it ideal for a Sunday supper when you don't plan to be home to cook and can set your oven on a timer to start while you're away. We assembled the lamb shanks in a ceramic braising dish at 9:30 AM, set the oven to start at 3:30 PM, went out for an all-day hike and came home at to a kitchen filled with wonderful aromas and a dinner awaiting our arrival. The meaty lamb shank morsels seemed particularly welcomed after a day of sun and wind, hiking along the Point Reyes coast.