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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

A delicious and easy lamb dish.

Now I know it doesn't look particularly delicious but I promise it is! This dish is the perfect winter warmer and it is so so easy to make. 

Ingredients for 2

400g diced Lamb
1 large onion
Half a bulb of garlic
1 bunch of coriander
1 heaped dessert spoon of cumin seeds
2 preserved lemons

Gas mark 3/4

Blend your onion, garlic, coriander, lemons and cumin seeds in a food processor until it is all finely chopped. Important: If you have not used preserved lemons before then you need to wash them, scrape all of the middle out and only use the skin. It is important to do this as otherwise they are extremely salty! If you cannot find preserved lemons then use normal ones. 
Brown the lamb, I do this my quickly tossing the meat in heavily seasoned flour and then frying it. Once all the lamb is browned, add in the paste from the other ingredients. Stir it around for a few minutes and then pop it in the oven. 
Now usually I cook on an Aga so I am still getting to grips with temperatures of ovens, also I have inherited from my Mum a very relaxed approach to cooking. Basically if you have 3 hours then cook this at a low heat, if you only have about an hour and a half then I would say roughly gas mark 3 or 4 would be good. After about an hour give it a stir and check it is all going well, maybe add a small splash of water if you want, then pop it back in. I did add about half a cup of water with a little stock at this point as I wanted more sauce. However, if you want more sauce than this, then I suggest adding a larger quantity of each ingredient from the start so you do not compromise the taste! 
We had this dish with buttery cabbage and mustardy mash.
This recipe really is very simple, uses a small amount of ingredients and tastes divine. My boyfriends loves this dish so much and it tastes much harder to cook than it is, perfect!

What is your favourite lamb dish?

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