Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins
The fragant mix of scallions, garlic and spieces in this recipe, could warm you to the soles of your feet. Perfect wintertime dish.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 8 scallions, cut into 1-inch sections
- 8 garlic cloves, sliced
- 8 slices fresh ginger
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons chili paste
- 1 teaspoon anise seed
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice wine
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 1⁄2 lbs lamb, cut into cubes
- 4 sweet potatoes, cut into cubes (2lb)
- 1⁄2 lb fresh spinach
- Heat a large heavy pot or Dutch oven over high heat. Add oil and heat until hot. Add scallions, garlic, ginger, cinnamon sticks, chile paste and aniseed; stir-fry until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add soy sauce rice wine and sugar. Pour in 5 cups of water and bring to a boil. Add lamb and return to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, partially cover, and simmer until the lamb is just tender, about 1 hour.
- Add sweet potatoes and continue to cook, partially cover, until they are tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the ginger and cinnamon sticks.
- Lightly mix in spinach. Cover and cooked until spinach has wilted, about 1 1/2 minutes. Ladle into soup plates and serve.
OH yes, very good winter stew idea! This is a warming dish, and I am surprised that no one has made this before and reviewed it. It is a really good recipe, easy to make, it smells really nice while cooking!! It does warm you up,making this great for when cold weather moves in. I followed directions completely, except I did not have any anise. I don't think I will make any changes to this and I will be making it again. Thank you for posting! Pac-Fall07