Sous Vide Honey-Rosemary Lamb Shank

Anova Culinary

We love lamb in all its gamey glory, but not everyone feels the same way. However, with this big flavorful recipe for honey-rosemary lamb shank, we've been able to change a few lamb-fearing hearts and minds. After 48 hours with the Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker, the meat is fall-off-the-bone tender and the vegetables deeply seasoned. A quick reduction of the cooking liquid finishes the vegetables to perfection and creates a rich, aromatic, and perfectly sweet sauce that balances the often-bold taste of lamb.


Jeff Akin

Founder of Feed Me Creative, a culinary content studio in Kansas City, MO. For more information, visit or find us on Instagram @feedmecreative.

Prep Time: 00:45

Recipe Time: 48:00

Temperature : 155F / 68.3C



  1. Set Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker to 155°F (68.3°C).
  2. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat oil over high heat until just beginning to smoke. Season shanks generously with salt, dust with flour, and sear to golden brown on all sides.
  3. Remove shanks and set aside. Reduce heat to medium-high and add onion, garlic, carrots, and celery. Season with salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook for one minute.
  4. Add vinegar, wine, honey, stock, rosemary, and bay leaves and cook for two minutes.
  5. Add vegetables, sauce, and lamb shanks to vacuum or Ziploc plastic bag, seal, and cook for 48 hours.

Finishing Steps — Oven and Stovetop

  1. Remove shanks from bag and pat dry, reserving cooking liquid. Place shanks on roasting rack and broil until skin is golden brown, about five minutes. (Watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn.)
  2. Add cooking liquid and vegetables to large saucepan and simmer over medium-high heat until vegetables are tender and sauce is reduced by two-thirds, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove shanks from oven, sauce, and serve. For smaller portions, pull the meat from the shank in large chunks and serve with sauce.