Recipe: Moroccan Lamb Shanks

Mutti Polpa tomatoes are new to Australia, and 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.

Mutti Polpa - Lamb Shanks

Serves 4


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


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, if preferred.

Mutti Polpa Finely Chopped Tomatoes is available exclusively at Coles in a Twin Pack for $2.75.

These tomatoes go from vine to tin in an average of 86 minutes, and every tin can be tracked here:

Why? To make sure the tomatoes get from the vine to the can with minimum interruption and maximum freshness – a mission that Mutti has prided itself on since 1899. A family business, run by the great grandson of founder Marcellino, Mutti is infatuated with producing the best quality, authentic tomato products. They have been since day one.

Testament to this is that Mutti is Italy’s no.1 tomato brand, having stood the test of time for over a century. And 114 years later Mutti Polpa is now available in Australia in a Twin Pack, exclusively at Coles. As the hero of Mutti’s products, the superior taste of Polpa Finely Chopped Tomato lies in its simplicity and purity: 100% quality Italian tomatoes with no added water, acidity regulators or flavour enhancers.

To celebrate the launch into Coles there will be a fabulous trip to Italy in the future of one lucky shopper. To be in the draw for a chance to win a one week experience at a gourmet cooking school in the heart of Tuscany all shoppers need to do is buy specially marked packs in store.

There is also a “Just Harvested” sampling roadshow exhibiting through shopping centres in Sydney.

For more information on Mutti, their products and the Mutti recipe app, please visit or

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