This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was an easy one that will become a part of our winter repertoire. We both love lamb so were happy to see braised cardamom curry lamb on the menu this week. As with most braised dishes, it’s one that isn’t difficult – the hardest part is in the waiting as the bubbling pan fills the house gorgeous smells. This is exactly the sort of dish you need on a chilly day. It literally took me about 20 minutes to prepare, then it cooked away for just under 2 hours on very low. I made a few changes – I didn’t have figs or fresh mint and it was too late to get out and buy any so I added extra golden raisins and a touch of mint sauce to the mix. To finish, for colour (because it was VERY brown), I added some steamed English peas, some slivered almonds (as much for texture as colour) and some cranberries. I was pretty pleased with the result. Because there are potatoes in there, you don’t really need to serve it with a starch but it did well over steamed rice as well as on its own (with some crusty bread for dipping).
Thanks to Neil this week for coming to my rescue when I found a big old clump of sheep’s HAIR on the meat as I was cutting it up. Ew!
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