Warm days and the odd cooler night calls for one to have a decent and healthy stew recipe up their sleeve. Our slow cooked lamb chop stew is just that – easy to put together and a crowd pleaser. It also contains some of our favourite produce that we grow or rear on the farm, from the lamb to the onions, chili, honey and garlic.
This recipe is enough for 4 people and goes fantastically with a pinot noir.
6-8 lamb chump chops
2 red onions diced
4 garlic cloves (crushed or sliced)
1 red chili (or dried chill to taste)
Can of chopped tomatoes
600 gm of sweet potato, peeled and cut into chunks
Juice of one big lemon
1 tablespoon of honey
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
Cous cous or pasta to serve
- Pre-heat oven to 160c.
- Season chops with salt and pepper.
- Brown in an over proof pot or pan with a lid.
- Once all chops browned set aside and add onion.
- Once the onion has softened add the chili and garlic and fry until soft.
- Add the tin of tomatoes and stir. Allow to reduce slightly.
- Put back in the chops and add sweet potato, lemon juice, honey and soy sauce. Add enough stock or water to cover the chops.
- Put the lid on and put in to over for 2 – 2.5 hours.
- Serve with cous cous or pasta.
Albeit treated as a weed and nuisance in the paddock, the dark sweet fruit from our blackberry trees makes excellent jam in the kitchen. This is best served on hot, buttery toast with a cup of coffee.
500gms of blackberries
500gm of jam sugar
1. Place two small plates in the freezer.
2. Combine blackberry and sugar with the finely grated rind and juice of one lemon in a heavy based saucepan.
3. Bring to the boil and simmer for 35-40 mins (stirring occasionally but careful not to break up the fruit).
4. Test the jam consistency by spooning a small amount onto a chilled plate. Run your finger through it to draw a line.
If the jam stays apart (i.e. does not run) it is ready. If not continue to simmer for another 5 – 10 mins and try again.
5. Once ready spoon into sterilised jars and seal.
6. Keeps for 3 – 6 months in a dark spot. Consume within a month of opening and keep in the fridge.