Thought of cooking dinner today and well, I did. Went grocery shopping a few days ago. Cooking at home is so much cheaper and healthier I think. So, todays dish, I wish to present to you, Lamb Stew (Aaron's style [student style. Didn't have all those fancy herbs and wine]).
It's a very simple dish actually. I learned it from one of the best chef I know, my dad.
All you need are:
Onions, garlic, carrots, leek, peppers, and potatoes.
And not forgetting, the lamb. You can use beef or chicken if you like.
Marinate the lamb with rosemary, black pepper and a pinch of salt. Grill it on a pan with a little bit of garlic. Grilling it will allow the flavor of the meat come out in a way.
Grill till the meat is slightly charred or browned. Take the meat off the pan (do not clean the pan just yet) and allow it to rest.
While you let the meat rest, fry the vegetables with the excess juices and oil from the meat. Its not necessary but I like my veggies slightly grilled, taste better.
DON'T overcook the veggie. After you're done, transfer the veggies into a pot, put in the lamb next.
Pour the amount of water you desire (depends how soupy you want your stew to be). Put 2 dried basil leaves, rosemary, salt and black pepper into the stew for seasoning. Then let it boil.
When it starts to boil, let it simmer for another 15-30 minutes or so. At the mean time, start cleaning up the cooking area (unless you have someone to do it for you). Don't forget to stir.
Cook some rice (if you prefer rice) or you can get some french loaf. It's up to you. In this case, I chose rice.
Serve it any way you like and Woahla.... There you have it, a simple delicious home cooked Lamb stew... Enjoy.. I know its very brief. Any questions? Just ask me. HAHA.