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Braised lamb with eggplant & capsicum peperonata

Method

  • Heat the oil in a deep, heavy-bottomed pot and fry the eggplant in 2-3 lots until golden. Drain well on kitchen paper towels.
  • Pour off some of the oil and then seal the lamb all over in 2-3 lots. Remove.
  • Add the onion, garlic, celery and capsicums to the pot and gently sauté until translucent, regularly stirring.
  • Then add the wine, balsamic, diced tomatoes and 2 cups stock with a decent amount of seasonings and 2 tbsp chopped parsley. Return the lamb and mix well. Turn down the heat and gently simmer for about 1-1¼ hours until the lamb is very tender, adding more stock as needed.
  • When ready, add the olives and eggplant. Mix well, bring to the boil and simmer for about 5 mins.
  • Serve with chopped parsley sprinkled on top.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 large eggplant, cubed
  • 1 kg cubed lamb
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 1 each red & yellow capsicum, cored, seeded & diced
  • a good splash of dry white wine
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 cups chicken stock
  • sea salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 3-4 heaped tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 heaped tbsp chopped, pitted green olives

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