Cooked lamb stew


This dish experienced a surge in popularity after victor Katniss Everdeen first expressed her preference for it at her first interview with Caesar Flickermann. A hearty dish full of tender lamb, vegetables, and aromatic spices, it seems every restaurant in the Capitol still serves their own variation on this dish.

This, however, is how Katniss had it cooked: the vegetables and meat simmer together in a spiced broth that turns everything wonderfully succulent and just slightly sweet from the addition of the dried plums. It is a perfect comfort food.

For this meal, you will need either an oven-safe pan with lid (here, we use a cast iron pot) or a pan and a casserole dish, as this meal is slow-cooked in the oven for maximum flavour.

By Samantha (admin) Published: September 12, 2013

    • Yield: 10 Servings
    • Prep: 30 mins
    • Cook: 1 hr 45 mins
    • Ready In: 2 hrs 15 mins

      This dish experienced a surge in popularity after victor Katniss Everdeen first expressed her preference for it at her …

    The Ingredients.
    The Method.
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
      Vegetables on a wooden plate
    2. Wash and chop your vegetables into roughly 1/2" pieces.
    3. Dice garlic and ginger.
      Garlic and ginger sauteeing
    4. In an over-safe pan (with lid), heat a bit of olive oil. In this, sautee the garlic and ginger until fragrant.
    5. In a bowl, combine coriander, rosemary, cumin, fennel, salt, and 2 tablespoons olive oil. Mix well.
      Spices and oil with salt
    6. Add the meat to the spice mixture and turn it a bit to coat.
      sauteeing lamb
    7. Add the meat and the rest of the oil/spice mixture to the pan. Let it cook for about five minutes, just enough to brown the meat slightly. Remove it to a bowl.
    8. In the pan, which still contains oil and and leftover seasonings from the meat, add the onions. When they begin to grow translucent, add the sweet potatoes and zucchini. Give this a bit of a stir. At this point, if you are cooking in an oven-safe pan, continue to the next step. If you are NOT cooking in an oven-safe pan, transfer this to a casserole dish or similar, then continue with the next step.
      Vegetables in a pan
    9. On top of this, add tomatoes, and then place your meat back in the pan.
      Cooked lamb stew
    10. Tuck amongst the meat: dried plums, cinnamon stick, three bay leaves. Then add two and a half cups of water.
    11. Place pan in the oven. Let it cook for about half an hour so that the meat browns slightly. Remove to either place the oven-safe lid on the pan, or cover casserole dish with aluminum foil. Allow to cook for another hour and fifteen minutes. Remove bay leaves and cinnamon stick before serving (these are inedible). Serve with wild rice.
      Cooked lamb stew
    what people are saying.
    • Sarah Reply

      Definitely going to make this. Thank you!

    • Mordred Reply

      Very tasty, made it yesterday :) you guys forgot to add the onion in the ingredients though. Otherwise really good.

    • juliana pelaez Reply

      i want to make this i’ll be like mom make this for me please please pleasssseeeeeee

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    • Santana Reply

      I made this last night and it was a hit! It was so delicious. :-) this is going to be my main feature dish at my Catching Fire release party. Keep posting more great recipes! :-)

    • Emma Reply

      This is delicious! Please add onions to the ingredient list. We so enjoyed this unique and delicious recipe.

      • Aaron (admin) Reply

        Thanks for pointing that out, Emma. We’ve added onions to the list. Glad you enjoyed it!

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