Sophie Takes One for the Team

Remember how you used to feel when your mom made something you didn't like for dinner?  My mom was never in the food as punishment camp, but wouldn't make something special for us if dinner didn't appeal.   Luckily Sophie was pretty hungry and conceded to eat the lamb tagine--especially hard since we had just watched this on YouTube.

Where's Bee?  With the peppers and onions, that's where.

Move along, nothing to see here.

Lamb Tagine

1 lb. lamb stew meat, cut into ~1" cubes

2 bell peppers, cut into 1" dice

1/2 onion, cut into 1/2" dice

4-6 cloves garlic, smashed

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup red wine

1/2 tsp. smoked or sweet paprika

1 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. turmeric

1 whole cinnamon stick, broken in half

salt/pepper

olive oil

Put 2 TBS olive oil in your dutch oven or tagine base and heat over medium high heat.  Season lamb with salt and pepper and brown on all sides.  Add spices and stir, cook until aromatic.  Add veggies and broth/wine.  Cover and let cook 2-2.5 hours over low heat (simmering). You can lift lid to stir as needed.  You could serve with couscous.  

We used bread.  I am finally on the Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day bandwagon.  This is their basic boule recipe.  I have made about 5 batches of this dough and it hasn't failed me yet.

Bread/couscous, whatever, just make sure you have something to soak up the juices.

 Sophie managed to choke down the small bowl pictured with 2 slices of bread and a lot of procrastinating.  Then she was "full," but still hungry enough to eat this 7 month old Twinkie.