Directions for the Fava Beans with Pancette and Spinach:
Remove the outer skin of the fava beans, then soak them in salted water. Let soften in in the salted water for 10-12 hours. Simmer the fava beans in salted water for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, sautée the pancetta and garlic. Add the fava beans and top with spinach leaves. Add broth to wilt the spinach and sauté until tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
Directions For the Lamb Shanks
Coat the lamb shanks with grape seed oil and brown them in a large pan. Season generously with salt and pepper.
Place seasoned and browned shanks into crock pot and top with all of the other ingredients for the lamb shanks. Then, place the crock pot on low for 6-8 hours. Remove the shanks and plate them with the sauce and fava beans.