Lazy Lamb Shanks

Slow cooked Lamb shanks with farm olives, feta, Shiraz and Rosa tomatoes served on garlic roasted mashed potatoes with seasonal vegetables.


  • 6 lamb shanks (300g each)
  • Paprika, salt & pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tins whole peeled tomatoes
  • 375ml Wedderwill Shiraz
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 20g fresh garlic, chopped
  • 1 packet streaky bacon, sliced
  • 200g unflavoured feta cheese, cubed
  • 200g Wedderwill calamata olives, sliced
  • 1 whole head of Garlic, boiled in milk till soft
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Seasonal vegetable of your choice, streamed or roasted


  • Season lamb shanks with paprika, salt & pepper
  • Brown shanks with olive oil in a heavy based cast iron pot
  • Remove shanks and soften the onions, garlic, and bacon
  • Return the shanks to this pot and add the olives, tomatoes, Shiraz
  • and allow to cook with a lid on for 2hrs till the shanks are tender
  • Add the feta cheese just before serving allowing it to soften slightly
  • Remove the garlic from the milk and scoop out the soft pulp
  • Add this pulp to prepared mashed potatoes and season

To assemble:

  • Place a mound of mashed potatoes on each plate
  • Top with a shank per person
  • Spoon over the rich tomato sauce and serve with vegetables.

Enjoy with Wedderwill 17ºC red blend or Syrah.

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