Recipe: Moroccan Lamb Shanks

Mutti Polpa tomatoes are exclusive to Coles, but they are a well known Italian brand and top of their game; they have been awarded Italy’s best medium-sized family business by the Harvard School of Business.

To help entice you to try the flavourful Mutti Polpa tomatoes we thought we’d bring you some delicious recipes using the product, continuing with Moroccan Lamb Shanks.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon olive oil
4 frenched lamb shanks
1 large brown onion, chopped
1 red capsicum, seeded and diced
1 medium carrot, diced
1½ tablespoons Middle Eastern spice mix
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
½ cup dried pitted dates
1 tablespoon honey
4 long strips lemon peel
400g can Mutti ‘Polpa’ Chopped Tomatoes
2 tablespoons Mutti Tomato Paste Double Concentrated
1 cup beef stock

To serve:

pearl couscous
steamed beans

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 160ºC.

2. Heat oil in a large flameproof casserole dish over a high heat. Cook lamb shanks, turning frequently until browned. Remove lamb and pour off excess oil.

3. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, capsicum and carrot and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spice mix, garlic and ginger and cook stirring for 1 minute longer. Add dates, honey, lemon peel, polpa, tomato paste and stock and stir to combine. Return lamb shanks to dish. Cover and place in oven. Cook for 2 hours.

4. Serve with Pearl couscous and beans.

Tip: Moroccan lamb shanks can also be served with rice or mashed potato or mashed sweet potato if preferred.

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