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Afghani Lamb with Spinach

 

Prepare something exotic for dinner by using this simple recipe that calls for veal stock, spinach and juicy tomatoes.
188

Yield

6

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

60

min

Ready

70

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds lamb
stewing meat preferably leg
1/3 cup olive oil
3/4 pound onions
diced large
4 teaspoons garlic
chopped
2 teaspoons turmeric
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
*
1/4 teaspoon cardamom seeds
ground
*
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
crushed, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
32 ounce tomatoes
canned drained and chopped
1 cup beef stock
or beef stock, prefer veal stock if possible
1/3 pound spinach
washed and drained, fresh
1/2 cup yogurt, plain
1 tablespoon lemon zest
grated
1 x salt
to taste
*
1/4 cup pine nuts

Directions

Toast the pine nuts at 350℉ (180℃) F for about 3 minutes.

Sear lamb in the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven. Add the onions; sauté them for 2 minutes; then add the garlic and sauté it for 1 minute.

Put in the turmeric, nutmeg, cardamom, crushed red pepper and cinnamon and sauté 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℉ (180℃). 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.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Marabelle

 almost 5 years ago

This is a great recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 471g (16.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 65068% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 49g 76%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Sugars g
Protein 77g
Vitamin A 69% Vitamin C 48%
Calcium 11% Iron 26%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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