Arni Fricasse (Lamb Fricasse) Recipe
1 karen mintzias
1 large onion, chopped
2 tbsp butter
1 kg lean boneless lamb, cubed
1 cup hot water
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tsp chopped dill or fennel, opt.
1 salt and pepper
1 prepared vegetable *see note
EGG AND LEMON SAUCE
1 1/2 cup stock
1 tbsp cornflour
3 eggs, separated
1 lemon (juice only)
1 freshly ground white pepper
Serves: 4-6 Cooking time: 1 3/4 to 2 hours
In a heavy-based saucepan or Dutch oven gently fry onion in butter
until transparent. Increase heat and add cubed lamb. Cook, stirring
constantly, until meat juices evaporate. Meat should not brown.
Reduce heat and add hot water, herbs and salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and simmer gently for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Add prepared vegetable
and continue to cook until lambe and vegetables are tender.
Carefully drain liquid from pan into a measuring jug and make up to 1
1/2 cups with hot water or stock. Keep pan contents hot.
Make Egg and Lemon Sauce: Bring stock to the boil. Mix cornflour to a
paste with a little cold water and add to stock, stirring until
thickened and bubbling. Let it boil for 1 minute. In a bowl, beat egg
whites until stiff, add egg yolks and continue beating until light
and fluffy. Add lemon juice gradually, beating constantly. Gradually
pour in boiling, thickened stock, beating constantly. Return sauce
to pan and cook, stirring constantly, over low heat for 1 to 2
minutes to cook the egg. Do not allow sauce to boil. Remove from heat
and continue to stir for 1 minute. Season to taste.
Pour Egg and Lemon Sauce over lamb and vegetable, cover and leave at
the side of the stove for 5 minutes. Arrange lamb and vegetable on a
serving dish and sprinkle with chopped herb. Serve immediately with
crusty bread and a chilled white wine.
*Note: Use any one of the following for the vegetable:
8-12 small globe artichoke hearts. Add to meat about 1 hour and cook
for further 30-45 minutes.
500 g (1 lb) celery stalks cut into 8 cm (3 inch) lengths and
blanched in boiling, salted water for 5 minutes. Drain, add to meat
after 1 hour and cook for further 45 minutes. Pork can be used
instead of lamb with this vegetable.
4 heads endive, washed well and trimmed of any coarse leaves. Slit
heads in half lengthways and blanch in boiling salted water for 2
minutes. Drain, add to meat after 1 1/2 hours and cook for further 15
4 small firm heads lettuce, washed well and quartered. Place in a
colander and scald with boiling water. Add after 1 1/2 hours and
cook for further 15 minutes.
From: "The Complete Middle East Cookbook" by Tess Mallos. ISBN: 1
86302 069 1
Typed for you by Karen Mintzias
to Meat Recipes
Food Tips of the Week
Advice on losing weight
If you enjoy your food, but want to become thin and also improve your overall physical condition, then, as most people know, you should follow a meticulously prepared wholesome dietary regime. Theoretically, this needs to involve 5 standard portions of grains, cereals and vegetables every day and also contain the optimum fusion of important nutrients.
Some lower carbohydrate diet pointers:
* Make reduced carbohydrate bread crumbs for breadcrumb coated foods.
Whilst you may be able to buy reduced carb breadcrumbs, you may make them at home by simply using reduced carb bread. All you have to do is simply toast the reduced carb bread in a pre-heated oven on a cookie sheet. When it is well toasted, process it in your food processor or blender. To store, keep in a tupperware jar or container.
* Fiber is essential
Cutting the carbs in your diet often results in reduction in fiber also. Look at low carbohydrate recipes that are rich in fiber to restore the balance.
Foods rich in lycopene
(includes guava, red bell peppers & tomato puree)
The phytochemical lycopene is a non-synthetic coloring agent and one of the phytochemical group known as 'carotenids'. It is the reason for the red hue of many food types.
Intrestingly, unlike numerous healthy agents, this useful phytochemical is not damaged if it is cooked, rather it is actually improved by being heated.
Lycoprene's most interesting advantage is that it works as an antioxidant and seems to be of use in the battle to lower the risk of cancer.
Lycopene is the strongest quencher of singlet oxygen, which is correlated with skin aging. It is also thought by many experts to block the progression of diseases affecting arterial blood vessels.
Arni Fricasse (Lamb Fricasse) Recipe Category
You can now stop spending your hard earned cash on high-priced recipe cooking books or costly dining in over-priced eating establishments, just search out and print the recipe of your choice and you will soon be preparing good food to delight your friends in the comfort of your own kitchen