As the mercury drops, there’s no better way to stay warm than with some delicious comfort food. Versatile, full of ﬂavour, and available in a range of cuts, lamb is perfect for creating a hearty curry or a slow cooked casserole to warm a cold night.
To help Aussies master comfort food at home this winter, the team at We Love Our Lamb has created a range of easy-to-cook recipes that everyone will love.
MEDITERRANEAN LAMB STEW WITH PAPPARDELLE
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours
800 g lamb forequarter chops
400 g fresh pappardelle
400 g can diced tomatoes
4 tbsp basil, chopped
100 g Kalamata olives, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
50 g small mushrooms, sliced
1 bay leaf
1 onion, diced
1 carrot, diced
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp brown sugar
700 ml beef stock
100 g Parmesan cheese (optional)
Salt and pepper
1. Season the chops with salt and pepper and brown both sides in a hot casserole dish with olive oil. Remove from dish and set aside.
2. Add the onion, carrot and garlic to the dish and cook for two minutes, stirring. Add the browned lamb, olives, paprika, sugar, mushrooms, tomato and stock. Check seasoning, reduce heat to low and simmer for two hours.
3. Cook the pappardelle as per packet instructions. Serve with the stew and fresh basil.
COOKING TIPS: Neck chop, chump chop and lamb leg are well suited for low and slow cooking methods, making these cuts perfect for this recipe. At work for the day and don’t have time to cook? Before you head out for the day, place all the ingredients into a slow cooker, let them simmer throughout the day and you will arrive home to deliciously tender lamb. All you’ll have to do is cook the pasta