Ok, meat cooking episode #2. I have not attempted any red meat again since the beef in my Shan Shan Noodles, which were delicious, but I still feel nervous about cooking meat. Lamb was today’s experiment because I had some amazing slow cooked lamb shoulder at a friends place last week and I was inspired. Slow cooked lamb did make me hesitate for a bit though considering it has been on the higher end of 30C for the past week, slow cooked meat is not what you need as sweat is dripping it’s way down your back. Turn it into a salad though and life is back on track.
1 heaped tsp garam marsala
1 heaped tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs coconut oil
1 red onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
400g tin chopped tomatoes
4 cups Stock, I used my chicken bone broth, beef or veggie would be fine too.
700-800g organic lamb – I used a butterflied leg of lamb I have no idea what else you could use, I know nothing about lamb.
1 pomegranate, get the seeds out however you can with the least amount of mess
Bag baby spinach
Big handful chopped coriander
Handful of chopped fresh mint
Whatever else you like- I had some roasted pumpkin in the fridge.
2 tbs cold pressed extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Any pomegranate juice you can salvage
For the lamb- you will need a slow cooker or crockpot for the oven. To a dry frypan on med heat add spices and cook until fragrant. Add coconut oil, onion & garlic and sauté until onion is translucent. Add this all to your slow cooker. Return same pan to high heat and seal the lamb quickly on all sides then this can go in the slow cooker too. Add your stock to the pan back on the heat for a few minutes scraping the bottom and sides of the pan to get all combined in the stock. Add this to the slow cooker with the tin tomatoes. The lamb should be completely covered by liquid, if it’s not, add more stock. Pop the lid on and let the slow cooker work it’s magic for at least 6-8hrs. Take the lamb out & pull apart with some forks. You can eat the remaining stock mix as soup like we did the next day.
For the salad- Add the lime juice, cumin, any pomegranate juice you salvage and the olive oil to a cup and mix well to combine. Dressing done. Add the remaining ingredients to a big bowl, drizzle with dressing and toss well. Layer on plates with lamb. Enjoy!15