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Lamb Casserole Stew
Nothing is better in my view than slow cooked lamb, and these two lamb casserole dishes will have you drooling. They both use the shoulder of lamb, one of the cheaper cuts but still succulent.
Lamb with Italian sauce
5 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves sliced garlic
1 large tin tinned chopped tomatoes
2 pinches dried oregano
tablespoon of salted capers, rinsed off
3 tinned anchovies
the oven to 180ºC/Gas 4.
Season the lamb with salt and freshly ground pepper then rub the lamb with
tablespoon of olive oil.
Place the lamb in a casserole dish and add half a pint of water. Cook the lamb for 1and a half to 2 hours, checking regularly.
with a skewer to see if the juices run clear.
Ten minutes before the lamb is ready, make the sauce:
Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan. Fry the garlic over medium heat, stirring often, for 1 minute.
the tomatoes, oregano, capers and anchovy fillets, mixing well.
Season the tomato sauce with salt and freshly ground pepper and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
Serve the lamb with the Italian sauce poured over it.
Side dishes of vegetables are optional.
1 shoulder of lamb.
1 litre vegetable or chicken stock
3 tbsp olive oil
1large diced onion
2 stalks chopped celery
chopped rosemary, chopped sage and chopped parsley
1 large tin of tomatoes
freshly ground salt and black pepper
the lamb in a casserole dish and cover with the stock. Bring to the
boil, then simmer for ten minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a separate pan, and cook the carrots, onions, and celery for ten minutes until softened.
Add the herbs, and season to taste
with salt and black pepper.
Preheat the oven to 180C or gas 4.
Add the tomatoes from the can to the casserole dish with the lamb but
keep the tomato juice separate.
Add all of the cooked vegetables.
the casserole dish and put it in the top of the oven for an hour and
If the sauce in the casserole gets a bit low, top it up with the tomato juice.
Slice the lamb into portions and serve with vegetables or rice.
Now you will need some dessert.