Hearty lamb casserole


Ingredients 21
Servings 6
Time

Ingredients

  • 30
    ml
    olive oil
  • 15
    ml
    butter
  • 2
    kg
    lamb knuckles, trimmed of fat
  • 5
    ml
    coarse cooking salt
  • milled black pepper
  • 15
    ml
    mustard powder
  • 30
    g
    flour for dusting
  • 2
    onions, diced (very finely chopped)
  • 5
    ml
    crushed garlic
  • 5
    large ripe red tomatoes, skinned and sliced
  • 4
    carrots, sliced
  • 2
    turnips, sliced
  • 3
    potatoes, sliced
  • 250
    ml
    white wine
  • 250
    ml
    cold water
  • BOUQUET GARNI
  • 4
    sprigs lemon thyme or thyme
  • 4
    sprigs parsley
  • 2
    soup celery sprigs
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 2
    strips orange peel with pith removed
 

Method

 
1. Heat olive oil and butter in a frying pan until hot but not smoking. Add lamb knuckles, a few pieces at a time. Don't overcrowd pan. Brown on all sides to seal in juices.
2. Season knuckles with salt, pepper and mustard.
3. Sprinkle browned lamb pieces with flour and toss lightly to make sure they are coated. Transfer to a casserole dish.
4. Add onions, garlic, tomatoes, carrots, turnips and potatoes to casserole dish. Tie bouquet garni ingredients together and add to casserole.
5. Heat white wine in a small saucepan until boiling and boil for a few moments to evaporate alcohol. Add to casserole dish with cold water.
6. Cover casserole dish first with aluminium foil and then with lid. Bake in the oven at 160 ºC for 3 to 4 hours, or until lamb knuckles are tender.
7. Remove lid of casserole dish and, if necessary, remove any fat on surface use a large spoon to scoop up fat or place a sheet of absorbent paper on top and let it soak up any excess fat. Taste gravy and add extra salt and pepper if necessary.
 

Read more on: bake  |  grill  |  lamb
 

You might also Like

NEXT ON FOOD24X

Frozen Tiramisu

2017-12-13 10:48
 
 

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
 
 
 
 
 
 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.