This is a wonderful and easy stovetop preparation that is a hearty meal for the whole family. I often serve it over rice or orzo, with a nice tomato and cucumber salad and good bread. A simple, fresh, and delicious taste of the Greek Isles!
Pay attention to the cut of lamb used in this recipe. I used lamb shoulder chops, which are a fantastic value, when you consider flavor, useable meat, and price. They will probably be the cheapest lamb at the store, have more flavor and richness than leg meat, and are cheaper than shanks and loins. It takes a while for the meat to braise and fall off the bone, but it's a wait rewarded with tender, succulent chucks of lamb.
This recipe is great made with either fresh or frozen green beans. If you use frozen use the French style beans. This is Greek stew that my mom always made while I was growing up and has now been handed down to my children. Enjoy!
The lamb gets mellow from cooking until tender, and the warm spices take away any overly “lamby” flavor. The apricots, cilantro, and pine nuts are a wonderful combination. This stew took very little time or effort--very nice for a complex-flavored dish like this. This would be great with crusty bread, served over couscous, or with chickpeas added in for a heartier meal.
Every Irish household has their own version of this famous dish-so here's mine. I like to add chunky pieces of parsnip for a little sweetness, and fresh rosemary gives it a distinct flavour and aroma. If you use a tougher cut of meat, you can leave it to simmer longer before adding the potatoes. Fantastic on a cold, blustery day-served with a pint of the black stuff, of course!
Inspired by the wonderful spices and flavors used in Moroccan cuisine, this wonderful stew is a hearty one-dish meal. We like to double the recipe and freeze one portion for later. You can also save time, by combining all of these Moroccan spices in bulk and having the mixture on hand to use in this stew recipe, as well as others, like lamb burgers, grilled salmon, and meat rubs. We typically serve the stew with warm bread and a salad.
Gomgush is a traditional brothy stew of Armenia. Fresh ingredients are very important and it is cooked it in an unwashed tonir (similar to a tandoor) that is kept in family. After many gomgush are made it will keep getting better and better!
This Middle Eastern stew can make for some great comfort food. It only takes about half an hour to cook, and it's dead easy. This recipe is mostly Iranian in origin; the Iranians use okra instead of asparagus, but asparagus is much easier to find. If you can get a hold of some fresh okra, then it's easy to substitute.
Ireland has so many wonderful tastes to please the palate. Of all of those great culinary delights, Irish Stew would have to be a favorite of mine. Apparently, my family agrees, because a pot full of 'Irish Stew, My Way' doesn't last long around this house. Served inside a bread bowl or with fresh dinner rolls on the side, it is a hearty and savory meal. Give it a try.
Burgoo is a traditional Kentuckian stew made from a mixture of ingredients, and served commonly at the Kentucky Derby. Serve this hearty dish Southern-style with cornbread and mint juleps to celebrate this year's Derby on May 5th!
Hearty and tasty, this recipe is simple and the stew tastes great heated up a second (or third) time. The onion can be omitted for those allergic to such things. Boneless lamb shoulder can be cut into cubes if your butcher doesn't have lamb cut for stew.
This is a Syrian lamb and vegetable stew made in layers and served with steamed rice or bulgur. My Damascene sister-in-law recently showed me how to make this. It is delicious. The addition of ghee or semneh at the end of the cooking is a traditional Damascene style of cooking; however, these days these dishes are made without the extra fat.
Great way to use up roast lamb leftovers. The meat becomes so tender after being simmered for so long. My Irish husband ate 3 huge bowls of this the first time I made it. He said it was better than his grandma's back at home in Ireland.
One big centerpiece dish that is perfect for a fall or winter buffet is cassoulet, a hearty French stew of beans, lamb or pork, sausages and roast duck breast (rather than the traditional labor-intensive duck confit). You can even substitute boneless chicken thighs or pre-roasted duck (check Asian markets or restaurants and food warehouses, and remove the skin and bones). All the meats are in bite-sized chunks--ideal when you're balancing a plate on your lap. On the side, all this substantial dish needs is a green salad and bread.
While classic cassoulet is an investment of two to three days of labor, my version offers wonderful variety without the extreme time commitment. The recipe may look long, but I've made it--from start to finish, and in double this quantity--the very afternoon
While touring Ireland, our family ordered Irish stew at most of the many pubs and restaurants we ate at in order to determine what features we liked best in an Irish stew. This recipe is my attempt to recreate the flavor we preferred. The broth is made the day ahead and I like to use the slow cooker, but the recipe could be adapted for the oven or stovetop.
We saw the basis for this recipe at a 4-H presentation. We adapted it to our taste and love it. The coriander, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, clove, and dried apricot mixture really makes this lamb stew extra special.
A delicious, sweet, and fragrant tagine usually made for Eid al-Adha, but also perfect for winter days. This dish is best made a day in advance, as it tastes twice as good the next day! Serve with couscous, rice, or bread.
Based on the ingredients of the lula kebab, this Middle Eastern-derived recipe uses ground lamb, carrots, and white beans to create a tasty stew-like dish for serving over rice. It's good for those one-bowl meals and reheats well. The flavors get even better after a day. Add more meat and fewer beans if you like a meatier dish. Also, you can mix in beef with lamb, but the lamb flavor is essential. I like cumin, but you can always take away the spice, or try adding a minced serrano chili pepper or two for some heat.
This luscious lamb stew has layers of Moroccan flavor that just don't quit. It might be too spicy for some tastes, but this can easily be toned down to suit your taste. It's best if made a day ahead to let the flavor develop. Serve over rice or couscous, or just eat it up with plenty of good fresh French bread.