The other morning, as we had coffee and breakfast, I asked Chris what he thought he might want for dinner. RED MEAT. He kind of hulked-out for a second and his voice got gravely and he forgot how to use pronouns. “Whoa whoa whoa!” says I, “Relax. I got this. You might need to change your shirt before you head to the office, buddy. Looks like your trapezius blew a seam.”
So after he was off, I got to work. I had some lamb stew meat in the freezer and a whole jar of this West Indian pepper sauce I made a while back and totally forgot about in the fridgerator. Blammo. It’s experiment-time.
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 large onion, small diced
- 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
- ½ teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 pound lamb stew meat
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 1 large tomato, diced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup West Indian pepper sauce (my recipe or something similar)
- Heat the oil over medium-high heat and saute the onion until translucent.
- Add the spices and fry another minute.
- Add the lamb and garlic and stir to combine.
- Add the tomato and salt and ¼ cup of the pepper sauce and ½ cup water.
- Cover tightly and simmer 2 hours or until the lamb is tender. You may need to add more water to prevent sticking.
- Add the remaining ¼ cup pepper sauce and serve.
I served this with a chickpea and greens dish I’m working on for my first commercial client job (!) and the tsatsiki from page 123 of the Learn to Cook Book and this nectarine chutney I posted on the community forum!
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