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September 20, 2012

Hearty Lamb Stew

We love stews, especially Lamb stews.  The only drawback is that Lamb can get a bit pricey these days.

Once again, this is a recipe from my cookbook GESINSKOS by the much talented Christelle Erasmus. I have adapted the quantities and the type of wine a bit over time. This is also one of my cookbooks that is falling apart, not with age - with all the use!

This Lamb stew is perfect for winter, but I make it throughout the year.  Besides serving this dish over rice, no side is needed as it is packed with vegetables, but it is up to you - a crunchy salad might be welcome.

I use my pressure cooker for this, {I would be totally lost without my pressure cooker and rice cooker...}, but you can make it in an ordinary pot, over medium heat, but I would double the time then.

Hearty Lamb Stew

2 Large Onions, sliced into rings
100g Margarine
1.5kg Lamb knuckles (or neck steaks, shin - even thick chops)
1/2 cup Sweet Rose Wine
1 TB Brandy
1 TB Aromat or Fondor seasoning
1/2 t Freshly Ground Black Pepper
1 t Ground Coriander

500g Baby Potatoes, peeled
400g Carrots, peeled and sliced into rings
250g Mushrooms, halved (or quartered if very big)
250g Baby Marrows

1.) Saute the Onion rings in the Margarine until soft, using a large pressure cooker, - add the Lamb and stir-fry for 5 minutes.
2.) Add the Sweet Rose Wine, Brandy, Aromat or Fondor, Black Pepper and Ground Coriander to the meat - stir through and pressure cook for 30 minutes (if using a normal pot - simmer, covered, for 1 hour over medium heat).
3.)  Remove from heat - add all the vegetables and pressure cook for another 30 minutes (or another 1 hour if using a standard pot)

Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.

Hope you enjoy this dish - it is definitely a favorite in our house!

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  1. I have never seen lamb out on the market shelves, do you go somewhere special to get it and is it expensive?

  2. Linda,
    Sounds delicious. Thanks for always sharing all your wonderful recipes at Creative Thursday :)

  3. Your lamb stew looks amazing. Thanks so much for linking at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great weekend.

  4. I just love Lamb and know that this stew would be amazing. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Another goodie. Thanks for linking it in, Linda. Cheers


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