Made for ZWT-8 & last nite's dinner just because it was a lamb recipe & we're rarely disappointed w/Iceland's lovely lamb. I'm not sure what BRITAIN has to do w/STOCKHOLM lamb but was happy to see it anyway. I did skip the salt (DH is salt-restricted) .. used extra garlic as you noted .. & used brewed coffee vs the granules. I also skipped the sugar as you noted (it just didn't seem relevant). I cooked carrots w/the lamb & didn't get the black colour you said would happen, prob because I added an excess of water so I'd have more of the lovely lamb liquid for the cous cous I later made using it. The excess water also seemed to make the coffee & brandy flavours fade to barely subtle. I cooked it on the stove-top vs oven so I could give it my full attention, altho it required little. All that said, the lamb was delicious & made for a lovely meal w/the carrots & cous cous. Thx for sharing this recipe w/us.