A meaty cut that is great for slow cooking, they measure about 9" long and 3/4- to 1-lb per shank.
I will admit I was skeptical the first time I cooked shanks. To be completely honest, I think it was rooted in the fact that I didn't like chicken drumsticks as a kid (I'll spare you the details why, just know I'm fine with them now.). Anyway, shanks were a great surprise in that they take on SO much flavour (more than other cuts) and basically fall off the bone when done right. There is a surprising abundant amount of meat on a shank, too. We often get asked for them, and are happy to have added shanks to our store.
Lamb, raised on pastures and fed grain grown on our farm.
Because shanks shine when it comes to taking on whatever flavour you add, go ahead and marinate them. Then, I would sear and braise them, or put them in the slow cooker. Low and slow!