Slow Braised Lamb With Backyard Farms Tomatoes and Lentils

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the lamb, sear in a casserole dish in the olive oil until well browned.
  2. Remove the lamb and then add the onion, garlic, and tomatoes.
  3. Cook for a minute or two and add the lamb.
  4. Add the stock, red wine, bay leaves, olives, and thyme.
  5. Cover and cook in the oven at 350 degrees for two hours. The lamb should be almost falling off the bone.
  6. Meanwhile, fry the carrot, onion and celery with the olive oil for a few moments and then add the stock, tomatoes, bay leaves, and lentils.
  7. Simmer until the liquid has gone and the lentils are tender. Add a splash more oil and the lemon juice.
  8. Take the lamb out, reduce the stock for a moment and flake off some big chunks of lamb.
  9. Place a pile of lentil in a rustic dish and place the lamb on top. Spoon the sauce over and around and serve.
  10. Recipe provided by Seaport Hotel Culinary Team.

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