Having looked at recipes for lamb shanks for as long as I've had this blog, I decided it was about time I made them. I picked up 4 for $16 on a trip to the South Melbourne market, as well as a variety of other ingredients I needed to make this recipe.
I chose this recipe as I love tomato based sauces. I probably should have cut the tomatoes a bit smaller though, as Hamsley isn't the world's biggest fan of cooked tomato. However, he thought it was delicious, and happily ate the leftovers.
I started cooking them at about 1pm in the afternoon, and just LOVED the smell coming from the kitchen as they simmered away.
I served the shanks with a creamy, smooth mashed potato. I picked up a drum sift near the markets, and passed my potatoes through it before adding milk and butter.
1 tablespoon olive oil