It’s a short and sweet French Fridays with Dorie this week. I made this week’s recipe – Navarin Printanier (pp 281 – 282 ) over the Easter weekend and took a few shortcuts since we seemed to be cooking for most of that weekend – by the time I got to this, I was exhausted. Fortunately, my shortcuts yielded pretty tasty results. I made this with a tiny amount of lamb – about a pound which was enough for three small serves. Because it was such a small amount, I made this entire dish on the stovetop, simmering for about 45 minutes to an hour at a very low temperature as opposed to starting it on the stove and finishing it in the oven.
And yes, those are edamame in there. Once I was ready to add what should have been peas, it was too late to get to the store so the only colour I had to add was in the form of edamame. I also added some frozen corn for even more spring colour.
We liked this but both of us found the tomato flavour a little overpowering. It was definitely better the next day, as most stews are. I am glad to know I managed to change up the method at a pinch and this didn’t have to take most of the afternoon. Though one day I might make it again in a larger quantity and do the stovetop/ oven cooking method. I imagine it would be one of those dishes that fill the house with wonderful smells.
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