Afghani Lamb With Spinach
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Afghani Lamb With Spinach
  Lamb    Spinach    Afghan    Nuts    Veal  
Last updated 6/12/2012 12:41:52 AM. Recipe ID 733. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Afghani lamb with spinach
 Categories: Afghan, Harned 1994, Main dish, Nuts, Veal
      Yield: 4 Servings
  2 1/2 lb Lamb stew meat
           -- preferably leg
    1/3 c  Olive oil
    3/4 lb Onions; diced large
      4 ts Chopped garlic
      2 ts Turmeric
    1/4 ts Nutmeg
    1/4 ts Ground cardamom
      1 ts Crushed red pepper
           -- or to taste
    1/2 ts Cinnamon
     32 oz Can tomatoes; drain & chop
      1 c  Rich brown veal stock or
      1 c  Rich beef stock
    1/3 lb Fresh spinach; wash & drain
    1/2 c  Yogurt
      1 tb Grated lemon peel
           Salt; to taste
    1/4 c  Pine nuts*
  *Roasted at 350 F. for about 3 minutes.
  Sear lamb in the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven. Add
  the onions; saute them for 2 minutes; then add the garlic and saute
  it for 1 minute.  Put in the turmeric, nutmeg, cardamom, crushed red
  pepper and cinnamon and saute the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes more,
  being careful not to burn the onions or garlic. Add the tomatoes and
  veal stock and stir.
  Cover the dish and bake at 350 F. for about 1 hour, until the meat is
  tender and begins to break up. Remove the dish from the oven and add
  the spinach, stirring until the spinach is wilted and blended in.
  Allow the stew to cool slightly.  Add the yogurt, lemon peel and salt
  to taste. Sprinkle with roasted pine nuts.
  Yield: 4 to 6 servings.  Serve over rice pilaf.

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Recipe ID 733 (Apr 03, 2005)

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