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overhead photo of a white plate topped with shredded lamb and pomegranate arils

Pomegranate lamb shanks

This extremely hands off dish yields the most amazing tender, flavorful, and delicious lamb dish that is sure to wow anyone that tries it

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword braised, easy dinner, lamb, lamb shanks, quick dinner, simple dinner, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 4
Author Nadia Hubbi


  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • Put marinade on top of lamb shanks
  • 3-4 lamb shanks
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2-3 cups chicken stock


  1. Mix first 5 ingredients in bowl
  2. Pour over lamb
  3. Refrigerate if possible for at least 30 minutes
  4. Add oil to deep pan
  5. Brown lamb shanks slightly on either side
  6. Pour stock and remaining marinade if any
  7. Bring to a slight simmer
  8. Lower heat for 3 hours
  9. Serve with rice, freakeh, or couscous