My dad and step-mom came to visit, so I made some lamb curry:
2 lbs lamb, cut into stewing pieces.
2 tbsp each: chili powder, turmeric, coriander, cumin, minced garlic, minced ginger
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
2 tsp vegetable oil.
Mix the above, let rest in the refrigerator for 2+ hours.
Heat a dutch oven with some cooking oil until just shy of smoke point
Add the above and cook gently for 10-15 minutes, until it starts to give up some juice. Add:
1 cup chicken stock or water
2 medium onions chopped fine
cook covered 10 minutes, then add:
1 can chopped tomatoes
several fresh tomatoes, chopped fine
Cook covered 10 minutes, then add:
1 small yellow squash, chopped
2 medium apples, peeled and chopped fine
1 inch of cinnamon stick
1 small jalepeno, diced
Place in a 250* F oven, covered for 2-3 hours until lamb is tender. Serve with rice and steamed vegetables.
Went over pretty well: tasty, and my step-mom, who's a good cook, asked for the recipe (which I'd made up- had to think hard to write it down
) We'll make this again.
I used leg steaks, but just about any cut should work. I bet gamey venison or mutton would be fine, too.
Oh, and my 10 month old son liked it too. I thought it would be too spicy, but he gobbled it up, and rather enjoyed smearing the sauce, well, everywhere. I was actually surprised how tame, yet savory, it ended up. I was expecting some real heat, but just got flavor instead
Our doctor said that if my wife ate spicy food while pregnant (and she did, I saw to that) then we could expect the our son would handle spicey food well. That seems to be true.