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


  • Preheat oven to 160ºC.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve with Pearl couscous and beans.

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