This recipe for Lamb Stew with Dried Plums is perfect for your Catching Fire premiere party! It feeds 8 to 10 people and will smell so good while it simmers on your stove top. It certainly will be the most rich and decadent stew you’ve ever tasted; everything representing the capitol of Panem. It’s relatively simple to make, packs incredible flavor, and will become your favorite stew too, just like Katniss!
A word on purchasing Lamb:
I’ll get strait to the point, it’s not the cheapest on the pocket book.
But as soon as you take your first bite you’ll see why Lamb is expensive. It’s dang good! So tender and juicy! The recipe calls for Lamb fillet, which can be difficult to find and is $$. If fillet isn’t available, you’ll have to purchase bone-in leg or shoulder/neck pieces, which are usually priced less. Plan on spending some time cutting the meat away from the bone, in addition to the listed preparation time.
|Lamb searing in the dutch oven before being slow cooked on the stove top.|
|I love all the beautiful color!|
The Lamb chunks are tossed in seasoned flour and seared to lock in the juices and create more flavor. The lamb is then slow cooked in beef stock for an hour and a half. Then you’ll just add all the additional ingredients and simmer for about 30 minutes longer. I love the color of all the veggies and the plums together. Ding! It’s done :0) It comes out just right every time.
If you’re a fan of the Hunger Games (like me) this meal is a real treat. I hope you enjoy watching and reading. And may the odds be ever in your flavor!