Ingredient Note: Lamb shanks are a less common cut, but worth seeking out. If they aren't carried at your supermarket, ask your butcher to order them for you. Some cooks recommend removing the thin white membrane (the “silver skin”) before cooking, but we liked the results of either trimmed or untrimmed membranes.
Shopping tip: Hard cider is usually available in 6-packs where beer and wine are sold.
1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fruit, 3 lean meat, 1 1/2 fat