So simple and mouth-watering, this meal is perfect on a cold day like the crazy weather we’ve been having lately! The time you’ll need to make this dish is well worth it – the lamb is so tender, it practically falls off the bone, and the peas provide a nice crunch. This is always a winner at home!
Green Peas with Lamb Yields: 4-6 servings
3-4 chunky stewing lamb pieces, bone-in
1 stick cinnamon
5 cardamom pods, crushed
1 can tomato paste
1 1/2-2 cups broth (7 ladles)
1 cup frozen green peas
salt and pepper to taste
First thing you’ll need to do is to place the lamb in about 5-6 cups of water in a pot over high heat. Add the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods. Once the water is boiling, skim any residue that appears on top, add salt and stir, then reduce heat to low and cover the pot. Let simmer gently for a good 2 1/2-3 hours (the longer the better). This is the finished result – smells heavenly!
Transfer broth to another pot*. Adjust the salt until taste is satisfactory. discard the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick.
Using the back of the spoon, pull the lamb stew and discard bones.
Add tomato paste and combine with the stew.
Next, add about 2 cups of broth, or 7 ladles, and stir to combine the tomato with the meat.
Stir in the green peas, and let simmer for 5 minutes.
Serve with a side of rice and enjoy all that ‘hard’ work! Bon appétit! xo
*Tip: Store any leftover broth in tupperware(s) in the freezer for use in soups or other meals calling for broth!