Lamb Stew Recipes
Lamb Stew with Root Vegetables
Jim Clendenen's version of this classic French stew, called navarin d'agneau, was inspired by vegetables from an extraordinary organic produce purveyor, the Chef's Garden, in his native Ohio.
Creamy Lamb Stew
This delicate stew is a hallmark of French home cooking. Anick Colette in Normandy makes hers by simmering lamb or vela shoulder in an aromatic broth of herbs and vegetables, which is then strained and enriched with cream and beurre manie (flour kneaded with butter) to make the flavorful sauce. It is often served with white button mushrooms and onions, in keeping with the stew's subtle cooking.
Ethiopian Spiced Lamb Stew
Made with tender, boneless leg of lamb, this quick-cooking staple of Ethiopian home cooking is called awaze tibs and is flavored with awaze sauce, a kicky blend of berbere spices, smoked paprika, lemon juice and wine. Some cooks like it dry, but Hiyaw Gebreyohannes prefers it saucy—all the better for mopping up with Ethiopia's crêpe-like bread, injera.
Spring Lamb Stew
Here, white beans, tender artichoke hearts and a small amount of lamb shoulder come together in a healthy spring stew. As with most slow-cooked dishes, the flavor improves after a day or two in the refrigerator.
Moroccan Lamb Stew with Noodles
Citrus-Scented Lamb Stew
Lamb Stew with Swiss Chard and Garlic-Parsley Toasts
This robust, satisfying stew is made with lamb shank, a relatively lean cut with marvelous lamb flavor. The Swiss chard here adds a mild earthiness as well as vitamin K and calcium.
Iraqi Lamb and Eggplant Stew with Pitas
This sweet and tangy Middle Eastern stew, with falling-apart-tender lamb, is one of wordsmith and perfect host Jesse Sheidlower's favorites. He found it in Nawal Nasrallah's Delights from the Garden of Eden: A Cookbook and a History of the Iraqi Cuisine. "It's a fantastic though little-known cookbook," Sheidlower says. "It's incredibly extensive and provides a lot of cultural and historical background. And it's good to keep in mind that all of this Iraqi culture and history is getting destroyed."