*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                LAMB COLOMBO
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Lamb                             Ew
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       T            Canola oil
    1 1/2   lb           Lamb leg meat, trimmed of
                         -fat and cut in 1 cubes
    1                    Onion, finely chopped
    8                    Scallions -OR-
    2       bn           Chives, finely chopped
    6                    Cloves garlic, finely
    2       T            Finely chopped fresh ginger
    3       T            Colombo powder (see recipe)
    5       c            Up to ...
    6       c            Defatted reduced-sodium
                         -chicken stock, vegetable
                         -stock or water
    2       T            Tomato paste
    2       t            Chopped fresh thyme -OR-
      1/2   t            Dried thyme
    1       lb           Boniatos* or potatoes,
                         -peeled & cut into 1 cubes
    1       lb           Calabaza or butternut
                         -squash, peeled, seeded &
                         -cut in 1 cubes
    1       T            Fresh lime juice
      1/4   c            Chopped fresh cilantro
                         -for garnish
   * Boniato - a Carribbean Sweet potato that is not as sweet as an American
   sweet potato - you can substitute any good boiling potato, such as Yukon
   NOTE:  While this dish is traditionally made with kid, other meats, poultry
   or seafood are all delicious in this recipe. Heat 1/2 T of the oil in a
   oven over medium-high heat. Season lamb with salt and pepper and brown on
   sides, working in batches if necessary to keep from crowding the pan.
   With a
   slotted spoon, transfer the lamb to a platter lined with paper towels.
   off any fat.  Heat the remaining 1/2 T oil over medium heat.  Add onions,
   scallions or chives, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until the
   are soft but not brown, about 3 minutes.  Stir in Colombo Powder and cook,
   stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.  Return the lamb to the pan.
   Add 5
   c of stock or water, tomato paste and thyme. Bring to a boil, reduce heat
   simmer, uncovered, for 1 hour. Add boniatos or potatoes and calabaza or
   squash and continue to cook, covered, for 30 minutes more, or until very
   tender.  Add additional stock or water as necessary to keep the stew moist.
   (The stew can be prepared 2 days ahead to this stage and reheated.)  Just
   before serving, stir in lime juice and adjust seasonings with salt and
   pepper.  Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.
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