Lamb Stew With Currants

"A claire smith recipe from Starchefs"
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • Seaon lamb stew meat with salt and pepper and sear in a heavy iron skillet.
  • Saute all ingredrients until wine in a deep casserole for long enough to soften onions.
  • Add the lamb pieces once they are well browned all over.
  • Add wine and orange juice and allow to reduce to 1/4
  • Add chicken stock to casserole and allow stew to simmer for an hour and a half
  • Add celery and carrots and simmer for another 15 minutes.

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  1. I was torn between 4 and 5 stars for this recipe, as the orange juice overpowered the ingredients, I used sweetened juice and that may have been the culprit, also 1/2 cup fresh garlic was a bit extreme even for myself who loves garlic, I only used 2 heaping tablespoonfuls, if I should make this again I will need to play around with amounts and do some adjustments, thanks for sharing Marra!

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