"Ignoramus26383" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected] .. If I misunderstood, I apologize. If not, then I wonder if the > shank meat would be too tough as one hour seems to be not enough to > soften it up. > I believe you misunderstood. The OP's recipe had the shanks dry roasted for an hour and then braised for 1 1/2 hours or so.