UniLamb Feast

Sorry for late post but have been a bit under the weather.

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Tom Cruise Won't Save Me
UniLamb Demystyfied

This was a test of my patience – I had to go to 3 different places to find some lamb. I found the one at Whole Foods, but not exactly as I wanted as the real one was $41 bucks so I went for a lesser evil w/ the cut lamb shoulder. Which I’ve heard is better than leg since it is closer to the heart, but that is just gossip.

Mystery – the icelandic lamb. From what I’ve heard – it is a unicorn crossed w/ a sheep. How did I not know of this before. It has a magical horn that they grind up & sprinkle over the meat. The jegging wearing folk @ the store told me so, hence me believing it. I have nowhere else to go.

I have tried lamb a couple times in the crock & it has always turned out tough, so I was quite sceptical, yet confident that this was going to be the golden circle since I was using this magical Icelandic lamb from the Whole Foods. This turned out VERY tender.

farting lamb
farting lamb

Ingredients:
2.5 leg / shoulder / stew lamb if you can find it
1/2 small onion
6 cloves of minced garlic
1 tbsp minced ginger
1 tbsp red pepper/cayenne pepper
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 tbsp cumin
1/2 tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 small chopped potatoes
1/2 cup peas
2 med carrots / sliced
1 can tomatos w/ juice or 4 live tomatoes (suggest the canned)

Prep & cooking directions:

Trim all the lamb fat (once again, yuck), cut in stew chunks

Toss in a holder/dish with all the onion & spices
Put in dish to hang out overnite so they can mingle (you don’t have to do so, but it might make it better, who knows…)

In morning put in slow cooker
Add the 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

Cook:

Wait 2 hrs then drop in potatoes (this way they don’t get all soggy)
At 6 hr mark add in carrots & peas – this is so they stay crisp!

Alter: while cooking take out 1/2 cup of liquid & add teaspoon of corn starch to thicken up stuff

Serving:

On a bed of basmati rice (wow, way different than I had thought  than plain ol’ rice)

With Naan bread  – this is the crown let me tell you.

End result: 

Liked it. Could have used a bit more sauce – so, on your attempt or my next one, add some more water or just some tomatoe juice from a can (even if you have to douche a can of diced tomatoes you cheap bastards).

Spicy, but not so much that you’ll cry – I would have added more spice…