Protein: Lamb Ragout

lamb ragoutThis delicious ragout is simple to prepare, no matter whether you cook it for your family or for a larger group of guests. Enjoy promptly or prepare it a day ahead, which allows the flavors to blend well.

Serves: 4
about 180 minutes  (40 minutes prep time)

1.5 lb boneless lamb, cubed
14 oz tomatoes, puréed
5 oz plain yoghurt
juice of 1 fresh lime
1 cup water
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp butter
1 thumb of fresh ginger, chopped
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 red chili pepper, seeded, quartered
3 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp fennel seeds
2 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp caraway
1 clove
1 pinch cinnamon
salt and pepper to taste

How to:

  1. In a blender, combine 1 tbsp of olive oil, ginger, garlic, onions, chili pepper, 2 tbsp cilantro, fennel seeds, caraway, clove, cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  2. In large Dutch oven heat 1 tbsp olive oil and butter and brown lamb over high heat. Then, add spice mixture and stir for 30 seconds.
  3. Add tomatoes and stir in water.
  4. Reduce heat, and simmer covered for 1 hours or until meat is tender.
  5. Stir in lime juice, yoghurt, mint, and 1 tbsp cilantro. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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