I've tried tons of different recipes and cuts at this point, heart/liver/tongue/ etc.If you aren't packing out bone in shanks at least, you're missing out big time.
My wife and I just aren't huge fans osso buco, and it's a time suck, we've made it some but shanks just ended up living in the freezer forever.
I'm pretty regimented about it and it drives my bachelor friends nuts because they don't see the point.
I know what we use and what we don't, and what is easy to make on a week night and what's not worth it.
Doesn't mean folks shouldn't keep shanks, simply that in keeping with the "in the trenches" it was one of man areas where it wasn't worth my time. I also haven't made lengua tacos in a bit and I haven't kept a heart in about 5 years.