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Best Lamb Stew Recipe With Raisins and Couscous

Best Lamb Stew Recipe With Raisins and Couscous

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Today I’ll show you how to cook the best lamb stew recipe with raisins and couscous, with which you will delight your guests.

There are many recipes for lamb stew from all over the world. I will make today my recipe, a combination of Transylvanian and Moroccan flavours.

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First I Prepare the Ingredients

For two portions I will use about a half kilogram of lamb shoulder in this recipe and after I thoroughly cleaned the fat, I cut the meat into cubes.

In this recipe, I will use a few vegetables, one medium-size onion, four garlic cloves, one leek and one sweet red pepper.

Best Lamb Stew Recipe-Lamb Meat, Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Leek and Garlic

I cleaned, washed and chopped the onion, the leek, the garlic cloves and the red pepper.

Best Lamb Stew Recipe-Chopped Garlic and Bell Pepper
Best Lamb Stew Recipe-Chopped Onion and Leek

The ingredients are ready, we can start cooking.

How to Make the Best Lamb Stew Recipe With Raisins and Couscous?

In a saucepan, I heat about 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil. When the oil is hot, I put to fry the onions and the chopped leek.

Best Lamb Stew recipe-Frying Chopped Leek and Onion

Fry the onion and leek for about five minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens but does not become crispy, then I add the chopped pepper and the garlic.

Best Lamb Stew Recipe-Frying Vegetables in the Pan

After that, I put two bay leaves, and two teaspoons of sea salt and I let it gently fry for another five minutes, stirring it from time to time. Now we can add the lamb meat.

Best Lamb Stew Recipe-Frying Lamb Meat and Vegetables in the Pan

Stir and let the meat fry until it got some colour and then we can season it. Put two teaspoons of freshly ground pepper, one tablespoon of Hungarian sweet paprika and one tablespoon of tomato paste.

Also for a Moroccan flavour, I add a half teaspoon of cinnamon, a teaspoon of rosemary, one teaspoon of ground cumin and a handful of raisins.

Pour water over, until the meat was covered and I let everything simmer at the medium-low temperature for about an hour and a half.

Best Lamb Stew Recipe-Simmering Lamb Stew in the Pan

Check if the meat has softened, if not, fill with a little more water and let it boil for a while. Taste it, and if it’s still needed, add a little more salt.

Best Lamb Stew Recipe-Ready to Serve

And the best lamb stew recipe with raisins and couscous is ready!

Serving

In our country, lamb stew is usually served with polenta or mashed potatoes. But I preferred to continue with the Moroccan influences and I served with couscous and of course, pickled red peppers.

Best Lamb Stew Recipe-With Raisins Served With Couscous in the Bowl

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Variants

You can add if you want other vegetables such as carrots and celery, for added flavours. Instead of water, you can add lamb stock or vegetable soup. Also and you can add 100 ml of red wine to help freshen the meat.

The world best lamb stew with raisins served with couscous and pickled sweet pepper

Best Lamb Stew Recipe-With Raisins and Couscous

Timea
Today I’ll show you how to cook the best lamb stew recipe, with which you will delight your guests. There are many recipes of lamb stew from all over the world. I will make today a recipe, a combination of Transylvanian and Moroccan flavors.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 948 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g lamb meat lamb shoulders
  • 1 piece onion medium size
  • 1 piece leak
  • 1 piece red sweet pepper bell pepper
  • 4 pieces garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt kosher
  • 2 teaspoon ground pepper freshly ground
  • 1 tbsp sweet paprika Hungarian
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pieces bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 50 g raisins
  • 100 ml olive oil

Instructions
 

First I Prepared the Ingredients

  • After I thoroughly cleaned the fat, I cut the lamb meat into cubes.
  • I cleaned, washed and chopped onions, leeks, garlic cloves and red pepper.

Here’s How to Make the Best Lamb Stew in the World

  • In a saucepan I heated about 100 ml of olive oil. When the oil is hot, I put to fry the onions and the leeks. I let to fry for a little, about five minutes, then I add the chopped pepper and the garlic.
  • I put two bay leaves, sea salt and I let it gently frying for five minutes, stirring it from time to time.
  • Now we can add the lamb meat. I let the meat fry until it got some color and then I started to season it.
  • I add freshly ground pepper, Hungarian sweet paprika and tomato paste. Also for a Moroccan flavor I put half a teaspoon of cinnamon, rosemary, ground cumin and a handful of raisins.
  • Poure the water over until the meat was covered and I let everything boil at the average temperature about an hour and a half. We check if the meat has softened, if not, fill with a little more water and let it boil.
  • Taste of it, and if it’s still needed, add more salt. 

Serving

  • In our country the lamb stew is usually served with polenta or mashed potatoes. But I preferred to continue with the Moroccan influences and I served with couscous.

Notes

Variants You can add if you want other vegetables such as carrots and celery, for added flavors. Instead of water, you can add lamb stock or vegetable soup. Also and you can add 100 ml of red wine to help freshen the meat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 948kcalCarbohydrates: 41gProtein: 54gFat: 64gSaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 2576mgFiber: 7gSugar: 8g
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Azaelea

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Fantastic stew - I love the addition of cinammon, raisins and cumin-they give the stew an amazing contrasting flavor which compliments the lamb so well.

Alice

Thursday 12th of September 2019

Wow, this lamb stew recipe looks really delicious. To be honest, I seldom cook lamb because of its strong smell and even when I put a lot of onions and garlic; at times I even throw in some ginger strips. 

But with this combination of Transylvanian and Moroccan beef stew recipe, you just showed me how to make the smell go away, which is by the addition of some healthy spices and herbs such as cinnamon, paprika and rosemary. This is going to be a new addition to the menu I serve when friends and family come over for lunch or dinner, thank you Timea. I will also be checking out your other recipes

By the way, you said you use olive oil, I wonder if you use olive oil for all your recipes or it depends. Don't get me wrong, I also prefer olive oil because it's a healthier alternative to any ordinary cooking oil. 

John

Thursday 12th of September 2019

This is not bad at all. The recipe looks good and the picture of the food looks even better. I think I should try it out. I'm a big lover if meat and I have heard that lamb stew is very awesome. Maybe my mummy will like to make this at home. Thank you for a broad explanation on how to make this beauty.

Russ Green

Thursday 12th of September 2019

Wow, the roast lamb stew looks absolutely delicious and so do your other suggested recipes, in fact just looking at the roast lamb stew is making my mouth water, I am quite a good cook actually but I live alone these days and I don't always get round to cooking very often because it's just for myself, however you have set out this recipe in a very easy to follow and simple way of cooking and I can tell you that I will be cooking it for myself and if all goes well as I know it will I will be trying some more of your tempting recipes, thank you so much for sharing.  

Jones

Thursday 12th of September 2019

Anything that deals with food captivates my attention easily and I'm not so surprised how this post did. I enjoyed reading through the post and this happens to be the best article I've seen lamb stew. The processes involved were fully and clearly analysed and I'm going to use it to make my own lamb stew, the recipes are nice and I make sure I get everything to make my own lamb stew. This post is really helpful,thanks.

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