2 lamb shanks, about 1 1/2 pounds each
2 cloves garlic, slivered
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
pinch ground cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
6 tablespoons honey
2 large squares of heavy duty aluminum foil
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Pierce gashes in the meaty parts of the lamb shanks and insert the slivers of garlic.
2. Combine the seasonings, sprinkle them over the lamb
shanks and press with your hands.
3. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add shanks and brown on all sides, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove each lamb shank onto a piece of foil and drizzle each with 3 tablespoons of honey. Enclose tightly in foil. Place packets on a baking sheet and bake for 2 hours. Remove from oven and carefully open packets. Serve shanks, spooning any juices from the foil packets over the top.