Spring lamb stew with tomato and peas

Spring lamb stew with tomato and peas

Janjetina s bižima

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From
Dalmatia
Serves
4

What says spring better than the combination of lamb and baby peas? Even though this rich, classic dish is a favourite in springtime, it’s wonderful all year round and perfect for any occasion. My mother loves to make this dish and I’ve based my recipe on hers – but I like to use whole shanks instead of diced lamb leg. You’re guaranteed to find this dish on every table in Croatia’s coastal regions of Dalmatia, Kvarner and Istria.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
50ml extra virgin olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
200 grams brown onions, chopped
200 grams carrots, finely diced
100ml white wine
400 grams tomatoes, chopped
200ml tomato passata
200ml chicken or beef stock
2 bay leaves
200 grams floury potatoes, diced into 2 cm cubes, such as coliban or king edward
700 grams fresh or frozen baby peas
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Pour the olive oil into a large saucepan over high heat. Season the shanks well with salt and pepper, then sear them in the oil until they are nice and brown all over. Remove the lamb shanks from the pan and set aside on paper towel.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and fry for just a few seconds, making sure it doesn’t burn. Add the onion – the onion will release water and stop the garlic from burning. Cook the onion on medium–low heat for about 10 minutes, then add the carrots and cook for another 10 minutes. Add the wine and cook until it evaporates, about 5 minutes.
  3. Return the lamb shanks to the pan and add the tomato, passata, chicken stock and bay leaves. Adjust the seasoning and cook on low heat for 1 hour. Add the potatoes and peas and cook for another 20 minutes before serving.
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