Linda Meinhardt's kitchen is modelled after a philosophy of passion in cooking, using quality fresh ingredients for bold and innovative tastes. These qualities have made Meinhardt Fine Foods a gourmet — foodstuffs and takeout — counter destination of choice in the Vancouver area. Here is an example of the innovative and well-tuned flavours that characterize Meinhardt's kitchen. Lamb or beef, whichever you prefer, is treated to a fusion of Eastern and Western ingredients. If you want to freeze the curry for up to two weeks, omit the potatoes and add boiled potatoes to the curry when reheating.
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2003
Cut lamb into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) cubes, trimming off fat. Peel and quarter potatoes. Cut carrots on diagonal into 1-1/2-inch (4 cm) chunks; set aside.
In shallow Dutch oven, heat oil with butter over medium-high heat; brown lamb, in 2 batches, about 8 minutes each. Drain off fat.
Reduce heat to medium. Return lamb to pan. Add onions, garlic, ginger and tomato paste; cook, stirring, for 10 minutes. Add bay leaves, curry powder, thyme, cumin seeds, pepper and allspice; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
One at a time, stir in wine, soy sauce, lime juice, coconut milk and stock. Stir in potatoes and carrots; cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until lamb and vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Uncover and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 10 minutes. Discard bay leaves. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate until cold. Transfer to airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days.) Sprinkle with chives.
Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 8 servings:</b> about
- Sodium 708 mg
- Protein 34 g
- Calories 397.0
- Total fat 19 g
- Cholesterol 111 mg
- Saturated fat 12 g
- Total carbohydrate 24 g
- Iron 41.0
- Folate 13.0
- Calcium 5.0
- Vitamin A 71.0
- Vitamin C 17.0