Ingredients Needed for Garlic Lamb Shank with Potatoes
For the garlic sauce:
7 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon dried oregano
¼ cup lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
For cooking the lamb:
5 pounds of bone-in lamb shank
8 medium-sized potatoes
For the tomato sauce:
1 cup canned tomatoes
1 ounce black olives
How to Cook Garlic Lamb Shank with Potatoes
- For the garlic sauce:
Add the garlic, lemon zest, oregano, lemon juice, and olive oil to a grinding mortar. Season with salt and pepper and grind. Set aside.
- For cooking the lamb:
Drizzle a baking tray with vegetable oil and place the lamb shank on it.
- Score the meat using a bigger knife, then cover it with garlic sauce. When doing this try to fill the cuts with some of the sauce (save some for the potatoes, too).
- Fill the empty spaces in the tray with the quartered potatoes and cover them with the remaining garlic sauce. Roast for 60 minutes at 425⁰F/220⁰C.
- For the tomato sauce:
Heat a skillet over low heat, add the canned tomatoes and black olives. Stir for 30 seconds then remove from heat.
- Serve the lamb and the potatoes on a tray together with a bowl of tomato sauce.