The shank is the cut of lamb taken from the lower section of the animal's legs and can be from the front legs. Lamb shank meat is extremely tough and full of connective tissue. However, when cooked properly they are very flavourful and succulent if braised or slow cooked in a crockpot. When properly prepared, lamb shanks practically melt off the bone, and they are a popular menu item in restaurants.
Lambtastic Farms is what happens when two chefs come together to raise sheep. Their mission uses their food and taste knowledge to raise their animals with sound management and ethical practices – a recipe for tender and succulent premium Alberta Lamb. Flocks are fed alfalfa, mixed hay and grain rations that are planted and harvested by Ray and Nancy themselves. The sheep are never fed by-products or growth hormones. They roam Southern Alberta’s spacious fields to feed on natural grasslands and drink from sparkling waters.