Great for braising and slow-cooking, volcano shanks can take the place of ossu buco. Pasture-raised lamb from the Rocky Mountains raised humanely without antibiotics or hormones. Our cooperative rears young lambs using humane and sustainable methods in a healthy, stress-free environment. The result of the careful husbandry and shepherding is lamb of superior tenderness and fresh, full flavor.
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These lamb shanks are larger than osso buco and even easier to cook. There’s no need to fuss with cutting tendons, just sear then braise them, and they come out of the oven plate-ready.
Unlike the more irregular osso buco, these lamb shanks are flat on the bottom – and will remain so after cooking – to make a lovely presentation.
Why are they called “volcano” shanks? While roasting, the meat will tighten up and the bone will remain standing tall, making the whole thing look a bit like a volcano. Chefs love these shanks for their ease of cooking, and for the impressive way they look on a plate.
After all, there’s nothing quite like meaty shanks cooked down to their lowest common deliciousness.
Just the facts
Domestically raised lamb
From heritage breeds
Pasture raised; finished with supplemental grain
No antibiotics, no hormones from birth
Delicious, tender meat
Ships in an uncooked state
For best taste on fresh products, use or freeze within 3-5 days of receipt; for frozen products, use within 1-2 days after thawing
Our goal in all we do is to provide healthy and delicious meat that comes from a clean and sustainable environment. We are dedicated to finding ranchers and farmers that share our vision of a more humane and sustainable way of rearing livestock. That’s why we work only with those who respect nature and focus on the best animal welfare practices.
Our domestically-raised lamb comes from the Rocky Mountain region, where our ranching cooperative provides a stress-free environment for the young sheep.
Brought to high-altitude pastures to graze on pristine grasses, the Rambouillet/Suffolk breed lambs are raised with natural and sustainable methods, and never given antibiotics or hormones. They are finished with a minimal supplemental grain feed which contains no animal by-products.
The lambs are raised to the age of six to nine months, instead of the more common one year of age, resulting in a tender texture and superb flavor.
Our cooperative raises young lambs on high-altitude pasture in the Rocky Mountains, using humane and sustainable methods. The lambs never get antibiotics or hormones, and they don’t need them because they live in a healthy, stress-free environment. The result of the careful husbandry and shepherding is lamb of superior tenderness and fresh, full flavor.