This recipe is from my romantic suspense novel, "Combatting Fear".
Neve lives in a rustic shack, nestled in the Australian bush, with her father.
Here's an excerpt from the book, where Neve prepares the lamb shanks for dinner ...
Tony patted Neve's shoulder and bent over the cast-iron pot to inhale the rich aroma. "That smells fabulous."
She drew in a big gulp of the flavoursome steam too, and saliva pooled in her mouth. Braised lamb shanks with her secret ingredients: balsamic vinegar and five-spice.
The heavy iron lid settle into place with a clunk and it took the two of them to lift the pot back into the oven.
While dinner is finishing in the oven, there is a crisis on the property. An intruder. But never fear, that's not going to keep us from enjoying this truly delicious meal. Here's another excerpt from the book, where Neve serves the lamb shanks ...
"Well, dinner's ready. You may as well stay and we can all get to know one another a little better. Tony, you can mash the potatoes."
Tony huffed and went to the stove to help Neve lift the cast-iron pot. A swirling cloud of meat-moistened steam whooshed out when she lifted the lid.
I can promise you that this recipe is extra special and easy to make. It works just as well if you use the ingredients with stew meat too.