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                            BAMIEH OR OKRA STEW
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Lamb
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lb           Okra, fresh
    2       ea           Onions, lg, chopped
    2       ea           Garlic cloves
    4       tb           Butter or oil
    2       lb           Lamb, beef or veal, cubed
      1/2   lb           Tomatoes, ripe, sliced
    1       tb           Tomato paste
                         Salt and pepper
    1       ea           Lemon (juice only)
   Wash fresh okra and cut off stems.  Fry the chopped
   onions and whole garlic cloves in butter or oil until
   both are golden and the garlic is aromatic.  Add the
   cubed meat and brown all over.  THen add the prepared
   okra and fry gently for a little while longer.  Add
   the tomatoes, continue to cook for a few more minutes,
   and cover with water in which you have diluted the
   tomato paste.  Season with salt and pepper, and stir
   well. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat 1 1/2
   hours or more, until the meat and vegetables are very
   tender and the sauce is reduced, adding a little more
   water if necessary. Remove from heat, and add juice of
   one lemon.  Stir and serve.
   >From “A Book of Middle Eastern Food” by Claudia Roden
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