Armenian Lamb Casserole

Armenian Lamb Casserole

Armenian Lamb Casserole

Cooking Time/Servings

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 450g (1lb) lean Scotch Lamb, cubed i.e. leg, shoulder or neck fillet
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Half tsp allspice
  • 1 level tbsp plain flour
  • 2 level tbsp tomato puree
  • 450ml (0.75pt) lamb or beef stock
  • 2 green or red peppers, deseeded and chopped

Cooking Method

Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole and cook the lamb to seal and lightly brown. Stir in the onions, cook over a moderate heat for 5 minutes or until the onions begin to colour.

Stir in the garlic, cumin seeds and allspice. Cook for a further minute.

Blend in the flour then the puree, hot stock and peppers. Cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until the lamb is tender. Check and stir occasionally adding a little more stock if required.

Use single loin chops as an alternative, cover and cook in a moderate preheated oven for 40-50 minutes. Beef works well too with these spices.

Eat:

Enjoy some new flavours with lamb cumin seeds and warming allspice, adventurous enough yet easy and impressive for entertaining. Accompany with plain rice or a fruity pilaf.