Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Creole Lamb Stew

From "The Stevenson Memorial Cookbook", 1919.

Wipe three pounds lamb, cut from neck or shoulder. Cut into pieces two inches square. Melt one-fourth cup dripping, add meat and stir and brown evenly. Add two onions, thinly sliced, one sprig parsley, small bit bay leaf, two cloves and one-half teaspoonful peppercorns (tie last three spices in a bit of cheese cloth), and boiling water to nearly cover meat. Simmer slowly until meat is tender (about one and one-half hours).

Then add two or three small carrots, scraped and cut in lengthwise pieces, season with salt. Parboil six medium-sized potatoes cut in thick slices five minutes, drain, add to stew; add two cups thick tomato puree and simmer slowly until vegetables are tender. Add more water if necessary.

Remove spices, add one cup French peas when heated through, turn into deep, hot platter and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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