Oct 27 2008

Lamb Stew

Category: UncategorizedMarcus @ 12:08 pm

Here’s the recipe I did last night

  • 2 lbs/900g lamb off the bone
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 leek
  • 1 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • a couple of handfuls of mushrooms
  • orange peel
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • couple of sprigs of rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • basil
  1. Peel the veg and cut into cubes. Remove seeds from the butternut squash.
  2. Cut the lamb into 4 cm cubes and brown in a little oil. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and put to one side. If there’s a lot of lamb you might need to do this in more than one go
  3. Add a little more oil and the salt to the pan and then cook the leek, mushrooms, onions and squash until tender stirring regularly. Probably takes about 20 – 25 minutes
  4. Add the garlic and cook for another minute
  5. Add the tomatoes, fennel, orange peel, pepper and thyme and bring to the boil, stirring as you do
  6. Place the lamb, rosemary and panful of veg in a large casserole dish, stir, cover, and put in an oven preheated to gas mark 4/180 °C. Use a fan oven with the fan switched off
  7. Bake for about 1:15 – 1:30 until the lamb is cooked through and tender
  8. Serve with chopped basil

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6 Responses to “Lamb Stew”

  1. nomme says:

    Sounds good!

    Not sure what the point of cooking the veg for 20-25 if you’re then going to casserole it for an hour and a half…didn’t that make the veg really mushy?

    • marcus says:

      I just went along with the recipe, but I think it was to bring out some of the flavours of the veg on their own without having the lamb there as well.

    • marcus says:

      I just went along with the recipe, but I think it was to bring out some of the flavours of the veg on their own without having the lamb there as well.

  2. nomme says:

    Sounds good!

    Not sure what the point of cooking the veg for 20-25 if you’re then going to casserole it for an hour and a half…didn’t that make the veg really mushy?

  3. hotbadgerdeluxe says:

    Sounds great – I love lamb. The orange peel is an interesting touch. I think I’ve had something Moroccan with lamb and orange. Must get my freezer fixed so I can knock up some good casseroles, stews, etc., and, er… freeze them.

  4. hotbadgerdeluxe says:

    Sounds great – I love lamb. The orange peel is an interesting touch. I think I’ve had something Moroccan with lamb and orange. Must get my freezer fixed so I can knock up some good casseroles, stews, etc., and, er… freeze them.