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FFwD: Navarin Printanier

lamb stew

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is Navarin Printanier, a Spring Lamb Stew. Because of the long cooking time involved, it didn’t seem like a very practical weeknight meal, but I decided to make it most of the way Thursday night (tonight!) and we’d have it for dinner Friday. So far, this plan seems like a very good one! Of course, I can’t talk about how much I like it yet, but at least I made the deadline.

It smelled really, really good while cooking and I like how the vegetables are caramelized before going into the stew.

A few notes:
1. I made a half recipe.
2. I used leg of lamb (instead of shoulder).
3. I didn’t have any fresh thyme so I used about 1/2 tsp dried.
4. If I can’t find peas in the freezer tomorrow night, I’m going to use some chopped green beans when I re-heat it.
5. Oh yeah, duh. I used a sweet potato instead of a couple of yukon golds.

Okay, check out everyone’s links here and on with my photos below!

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Lamb, salted and peppered.

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Browning the lamb pieces, look at all the color on the bottom of the pan!

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Beef broth added, along with parsley, tomato paste, and herbs.

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Spring vegetables — super cute little turnips!

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See, it’s so cute…It fits in the palm of my hand.

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Browning up the veggies.

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Lamb and broth after simmering 45 minutes.

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After adding the veggies and simmering in the oven for another 30 minutes. Please ignore the splatters on the stovetop…

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