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FFwD: Braised Cardamon Curry Lamb

lamb cardamom curry

Oh geez, I have been so lazy. I’ve made a couple of really nice meals lately and been out to dinner twice and I’ve blogged about none of these things. I need to get my act together here. Let’s kick that off with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie, shall we?

I am a huge fan of lamb but almost every lamb stew I’ve attempted I’ve been disappointed with…until now. I loved this! I’m not sure even why this is the one lamb stew to rule them all, but it was. It just worked for me, you know? I used my sweet curry powder from Penzey’s and also ground cardamom seeds (I ground them in the coffee grinder), so the cardamom was very fresh tasting. I also added a pinch of dried ginger and extra garlic. Oh and a dash of cayenne for a little heat. Oh, now that I’m thinking about it, I only added one diced apple. Mainly, because it was a fairly big one.

We had this over some cooked bulgur (normally, I would have gone the rice route, but I had bulgur in the fridge). I also served some garlicky yogurt and toasted flat bread on the side.

We’re not supposed to post the recipe for FFwD, but I found it online here, so knock yourself out: Scrumptious Seattle.

Okay, here are links to everyone’s posts and here are my pictures!

lamb cardamom curry
Mint ready to be de-leaved and stems tied together.

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Onions, spices, plus I added a chopped yellow bell pepper to the mix.

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Diced lamb added in. With all the other stuff in the pan, it didn’t sear that well, but it seemed to work out fine in the end.

lamb cardamom curry
A fig. Calimyrna to be exact.

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Everything added and ready to braise.

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Fresh mint leaves on top, about to dish up.

6 comments to FFwD: Braised Cardamon Curry Lamb

  • Very nicely done! I was surprised how much I liked this, too.

    I hear you – I’ve been sick and on vacation & badly neglecting my blog which is so unlike me! Hopefully, we’ll get back into the swing of things soon!

    Have a great weekend!

  • I’ve got to……find a better source for figs. That close up photo of the figs you used look absolutely amazing. And yay for a lamb stew that you love!

  • Glad you enjoyed – it’s nice to find something that works, isn’t it?
    I loved how vibrant the mint was. Mint is a such a happy herb!
    Have a great weekend.

  • mlb

    Susan: Thanks! I know…wasn’t it great :)

    ComeUndone: Thank you! My dried figs were just from Trader Joe’s. I really love their dried fruit.

    Cher: It really is! Totally agree, mint is super happy!

  • I loved this stew, too! Your figs DO look good. I miss Trader Joe’s. There’s none within three hours of where I live now. I used to go all the time in Virginia. Good stuff!

  • This recipe wasn’t the easiest to photograph, but yours looks good. I know what you mean about keeping up with the blog. I cook all week long, but don’t always have the time or energy to, first of all, remember to take a picture, and then to write about it. Sometimes I think I’ll just give up blogging, but then when I get down to it, I really enjoy it, both the writing and the reading of others.

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