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This is a foolproof lamb stew recipe that my whole family loves. It's not a lot of work and can do it's thing on the stove while I play on Recipezaar!
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 lbs lamb stew meat
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cups chopped onions
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger
- 3⁄4 cup orange juice
- 1⁄3 cup red wine
- 1 large orange
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon honey
- Combine salt, pepper, cinnamon and allspice in a medium bowl.
- Add the lamb and stir to coat with the spice mixture.
- Heat olive oil in a heavy, large pot over medium high heat.
- Working in batches, add lamb to the pot and brown on all sides, about 4 minutes for each batch.
- Return all the lamb to the pot.
- Add onion, garlic and ginger to the stew and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the wine and orange juice and bring to a boil.
- Cover and reduce heat to a simmer, cooking for about 1 hours and 30 minutes, stirring every once in a while.
- Grate the peel from the orange and set aside.
- Segment the orange cutting off all the bitter white pith, and chop coarsely.
- Add oranges and grated peel to lamb, cooking about 20 more minutes.
- Stir in the parsley and honey, and more salt and pepper to your taste.