Paraphrased from Nigella Lawson's book "Feast". She is such a delight to read! I have a pot simmering on the stove right now and I just had to share. She suggests serving this soup on New Year's Day, so I'm running a little late.
This basil lamb casserole is a flavorful twist on your hamburger and macaroni standard. Ground lamb substitutes hamburger, Parmesan cheese substitutes cheddar, and basil is the added touch that brings the dish together.
Hachiya persimmons are best for this recipe. They need to ripen completely. When the Hachiya persimmon behaves like a seriously overripe tomato (completely soft to the touch all around) and its insides are a slurry, that's when they can be opened, and the sweet pulp spooned out and eaten.