Spiced Lamb Stew

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Delicious spiced lamb stew

Delicious spiced lamb stew

My mom used to tell us that lamb is very good for health. She said it’s very nutritious and very warming to the body. In Malaysia, lamb meat is imported mainly from New Zealand. But in Scotland, you can easily get fresh lamb meat. I seldom cook lamb but remembering what my mom said, I bought 2 packets of lamb shoulder chops to try. I added some spices for extra health benefits. It came out very delicious and my family loved it. Here’s how I cooked it.

Other ingredients

Other ingredients

Ingredients A
6 pieces lamb shoulder chops (about 1200g)
1 carrot (peeled and cut into pieces)
1 big onion (peeled and cut)
1 knob of ginger (washed)sliced)
1/2 whole garlic (peeled and chopped)
1 leek (washed and cut)
1t tumeric powder
1t cummin powder
1t coriander powder
2C water

Lamb shoulder chops (diced)

Lamb shoulder chops (diced)

Slice out the meat from the bones and slice it into smaller pieces.

Fry the ginger, onion and garlic

Fry the ginger, onion and garlic

Heat up some oil in frying pan. Add the ginger, garlic and onion. Fry until it is fragrant.

Put everything in a pot

Put everything in a pot

Dish it up into a fairly big pot. Add in the lamb, including the bones, to pan fry for a while and dish it into the pot too. Add the tumeric, cummin, coriander and water and let it cook for about 40 minutes or until tender. Add in the seasoning in Ingredients B. Adjust to taste.

Ingredients B (seasoning)
1/2t pepper
2T light soya sauce
1T oyster sauce
1t sugar
1/2t salt

This is a very delicious lamb stew that goes great with rice. The flavour is very good.

Delicious spiced lamb stew

Delicious spiced lamb stew

Do you like lamb? How do you like it cooked? Some people don’t like the smell of cooked lamb. Do you have a way of cooking to minimise that? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Other recipes with spices that you may be interested in:
Tandoori Chicken And Nan
Fast And Easy Malaysian Chicken Curry
Baked Chicken Curry
Dry Seafood Curry

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23 Comments

Jamie  on November 1st, 2009

I love lamb and almost always make a lamb dish when I want meat (check out my blog!). Love it in North African tagines and couscous, French blanquettes, Indian curries or just plain old lamb stew! I have never made a lamb stew with the flavors you have used but now I may just have to! Looks delicious!

The Cooking Ninja  on November 1st, 2009

Another lamb stew recipe - I’m going to try it. It looks really good.
Since you are a Malaysian, you’ll definitely like my spicy Lamb Curry (In S’pore, they call it mutton curry’) - easy to dish up and it’s super delicious.

To minimise the smell of lamb or mutton, cut away as much fat as possible.

Colloquial Cook  on November 1st, 2009

Favourite recipe instruction of all times : “put everything in a pot” You got it!
:-D

Divina  on November 1st, 2009

I love lamb but not all the time because it’s very warming. I like it Moroccan style with lots of spices and serve with couscous or quinoa.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake  on November 1st, 2009

This looks really tasty. I should eat lamb more often as it goes so well with spices.

Mary  on November 1st, 2009

@Jamie - Thanks for your comment. I love your lamb recipes….mmmm. Looks very delicious. Have to try one of these days.

@The Cooking Ninja - I’ve checked your Singaporean lamb recipe…my gosh….am drooling now. It looks so delicious. I have to try it one of these days. Thanks very much for the link.

@Colloquial Cook - Agree with you. I love recipe where everything goes into one pot….great for busy people…even lazy ones…LOL. At times I just feel lazy to cook…so this is a good one for such times.

@Divina - Oh…I have to check that out…Moroccan lamb….sounds very delicious. Thanks for sharing.

@Sarah - Thanks for comment. I should eat lamb more too, now that I have more ideas and recipes from everyone here.

penny aka jeroxie  on November 1st, 2009

i love my lamb. A fair bit of lamb recipes on my blog. It has such nice and deep flavour and as with Divina, I love it with Moroccan spices.

Sylvia  on November 1st, 2009

Add “Rosemary” to minimize the smell of the cooked lamb. I have lots of fresh Rosemary at home. Let me know if you need it.

Mary  on November 1st, 2009

@Penny - Thanks for sharing. I need to check out your blog for the recipes. Would be nice if you can leave the links here so that other readers can also access it to learn. I surely have to check out the Moroccan version.

@Sylvia - Thanks for sharing. Wow…I’m learning a lot about lamb. I think I’m going to end up cooking more lamb dishes….mmmm. Awww…thanks so much for the Rosemary. Will soon be coming after you frequently for that…hehe.

Drick  on November 1st, 2009

yep, very inviting recipe - would really warm me up and be good too!

Cookin' Canuck  on November 1st, 2009

What a beautiful stew! I really enjoy the rich, hearty taste of lamb and it goes so nicely with ginger, turmeric, and coriander.

Mathea  on November 1st, 2009

At first I thought the cut up ginger was potatoes - very excited to find it was ginger! This looks amazing - the spices are fantastic!

Mary  on November 1st, 2009

@Drick - You are already good…just make sure you don’t eat it all by yourself…LOL

@Cookin’ Canuck - Lovely to know you like lamb. I have to learn more recipes about lamb. I’m so glad this dish came out very delicious. I’m very excited to try another recipe the next time I cook lamb.

@Mathea - Haha…..well, I’m not really a potato fan. I only use potatoes when I cook curry. I only like sweet potatoes.

pierre  on November 1st, 2009

oh Mary this lamb looks so good ; bravo !
and if you like hummus in a different way come and visit me, see you à bientot Pierre from Rainy Paris !

3hungrytummies  on November 1st, 2009

looks good , almost like a curry will try when it gets cold again :)

Mary  on November 2nd, 2009

@Pierre - Thanks for comment. Checked out your website….wow…another real lovely recipe. I always fall in love with your food.

@3hungrytummies - Agree, it’s quite like curry except without chilis. So this dish is suitable and good for anyone who can’t eat hot, spicy food.

kristy  on November 2nd, 2009

Looks wonderful! Too bad my hubby & the kids don’t take lamb. But I still bought a packet of lamb mince last week. Haven’t figure out what to do with them. haha… I guess that’s only serve for one person… that’s me!

Mary  on November 2nd, 2009

@Kristy - Lucky you….no one to fight with you then. I’m coming to share with you :)

joylicious  on November 2nd, 2009

This look FANTASTIC. I love lamb so much, thanks for sharing :)

Deborah Dowd  on November 2nd, 2009

This lamb sounds like a wonderful dish for a cold rainy day!

Mary  on November 3rd, 2009

@Joylicious - Wow….what a big fan of lamb you are! I love lamb but not very good in cooking it. At least one dish came out very good. I’m going to try out more.

@Deborah - Agree that it’s really good for cold, rainy days. It’s so good with rice. My family really loves it.

Danielle  on November 6th, 2009

What can I say…another winning combo!

Mary  on November 6th, 2009

@Danielle - Thanks very much for your lovely comment. Really appreciate.

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