Thursday, April 16, 2009

CEIMB - Lamb Stew with Orange


I am so excited! This weeks choice for Craving Ellie in my Belly was my choice, yay! Gosh it was a tough choice. I kept flicking through the book and kept going back and forth between quite a few recipes, but i always came back to this one. You see i love lamb, and seeing as its spring in England (i do miss living there) i thought it would be really appropriate to have spring lamb.

I added few extra ingredients to the already long list. I added lamb shank as well as the lamb cubes, some cinnamon and some allspice. I also increased the quantities so some other ingredients. Additionally, instead of chicken stock i used mushroom stock and a beef bouillon cube. I love this kind of cooking, all in one pot :)

I actually made this the same day i made my chocolate amaretti torte for TWD. When my friend Sandy stopped by to pick up her cake i let her try some of the stew and she really liked it.



I had the stew with brown rice and i absolutely loved it! The lamb was so tender and all the different flavours coming through..... delicious! I am definitely going to make this again.

I really hope all the other CEIMB participants enjoyed this and looking forward to next weeks Balsamic Chicken with Baby Spinach and Couscous chosen by Marthe from Culinary Delights.

15 comments:

Marthe said...

Thank you for picking this wonderful recipe: it gave me a chance to cook with lamb for the first tima and I really enjoyed it!!

applecrumbles said...

Wonderful pick! We both enjoyed our versions of the respective "Lamb Stew". Good job.

Craving Ellie in My Belly said...

Yours looks so filling and hearty. Great idea to use beef stock and lamb shanks - yum! We really love lamb, too. We are anxiously waiting for the spring lamb we ordered to come from the farmer.

Jen said...

Your stew looks great! I am not a lamb eater though so I skipped the recipe this week! I should have gone out on a limb and tried it, but I chickened out.

Sara said...

With you completely on the lamb loving. Just waiting for the call from our farmer that the whole one we ordered is ready to be picked up - stupid cold weather/lack of green grass.

We greatly enjoyed this dish, excellent pick!
--Nick

MacDuff said...

I have to thank thank thank you! While I don't eat lamb, I loved making this dish. It was a great excuse to stand next to the stove. GREAT pick!

Maria said...

I be the orange was really good! It snowed yesterday so I am still up for stew!

Talita said...

Yumm... I do love lamb! I never tried with orange. It's a recipe that I must to try!

Aggie said...

Your stew looks delicious!!! I wish I could have made this but I've been slacking in the kitchen this week...I can just imagine how good it smelled...mmmm.

leanne said...

Great pick! I subbed with beef. It was a great subsitution and turned out wonderful.

Leslie said...

Great pick, and yours looks so delicious! I ended up going meatless, but the combination of flavors was wonderful!

Cathy said...

Your stew looks absolutely delicious! I love how you spiced yours up! I missed this week, but I've seen some great reviews of the stew, so I am going to have to go back and make it.

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