Fennel lamb

This is a delicious dish that will be enjoyed by many. Especially warming on a colder autumn or winter day. Enjoyed by all lamb enthusiasts. A great one to add to your repertoire.

SERVES: 6-8 PREP TIME: 15 mins COOK TIME: 120 mins

Ingredients

  • 2kg shoulder lamb, diced
  • 4 to 5 fennel bulbs, good sized, diced
  • black pepper to taste
  • dash of olive oil
  • chives, small bunch, finely chopped

Method

  1. Place the lamb and the diced fennel, black pepper and olive oil in a frying pan. Stir well and put the lid on.
  2. Cook cover a low heat for 1¾ hours with the lid on.
  3. Check every half hour or so to ensure everything is nicely bubbling away. At the beginning there should be quite a bit of moisture from the fennel and lamb juices which will gently amalgamate, tenderise and cook the lamb.
  4. After about 1¾ hours, when the moisture has subsided, take the lid off and allow any left-over juice to steam off for about 10 to 15 minutes. Keep stirring to brown the dish all over. The super tender lamb will by now be falling apart beautifully.
  5. Once cooked and just before serving, add the chopped chives and stir. The green sprinkles bring a freshness to the taste and visually complement the meal.

Inspirations and top tips

  • Served with a beautiful green leafy salad and/or baked vegetables of your choice.
  • You can also add onions at the start of the cooking process – it will end up as a delicious slightly caramelized dish once browned up.
  • Leftovers can be frozen in batches to support when life gets busy.
  • Ask your butcher if they can dice the lamb for you

Dietary Requirements

Gluten Free  |  Dairy Free  |  Sugar Free  |  Yeast Free  |  Soy Free  |  Egg Free  |  Nut Free  |  

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