Caribbean Curried Goat (lamb) with a (fast cook)Turmeric Onion and Pine Nut Rice.

Details:     Prep Time = 15 minutes.     Cooking Time = 6-8hrs low   Serves =4

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Your choice of meat is not essential it doesn’t have to be goat, mutton and lamb are very often used. I went to st albans the weekend and had curried goat for the first time from a caribbean takeaway. I was amazed to find out it was mutton.  Very often on the bone however I found loads of recipes for off the bone its totally up to you. It lends itself to long slow cooking. Especially with meat on the bone goat or mutton. Very often this dish is marinated before cooking you can do this and prepare it the night before for a fast action morning. But as its a slow cooked dish it doesn’t in this instance require it. I didn’t marinate and it was delicious.

Neil has put it at the top of his top 10. (I didn’t give this the kids, they had beans on toast Ernie refused to eat his beans, likes mum’s pots better).

I did fry the onions and seal the lamb. I think this is up to you. I like to do this as I enjoy the process and if time is on my side I will always brown as I prefer the taste. I truly believe it gives food that Slight edge. Others believe it makes no odds.

I forgot to photograph the curry making it.  So I took a photo of the ingredients and leftovers.

I googled microwave rice and found out how to make plain rice and I decided I wanted something tasty so threw this together and it worked so so very good. I’m getting quite good at making stuff last minute. however my bowl  for my rice was too shallow. I made a right mess of the microwave. However it was perfect fluffy rice and once I stirred in the pine nuts onion and garlic powder perfection. (never using the hob again) for anything.

Ingredients

NB when preparing ingredients those in the same colour can be mixed in the same bowl as they are used in the cooking process at the same time. Those in black are to remain separate.

  • 2 tbls of Oil to cook, May need more less use as little as you can.Curried goat 1
  • 800g lamb, Goat or Mutton, chop into bite sized chunks. Remove gristle/fat.
  • 2 tsp Hot curry powder.
  • 1.5 inches of Fresh Ginger.
  • 1 tsp Allspice.
  • 2 tsp Turmeric.
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 Bird eye chilli hot (1 Habanero chilli would be preferable) chopped finley.
  • 175 ml Lamb Stock.
  • 2 Onions Chopped finely.
  • 2 cloves Garlic smashed and chopped roughly.
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree.
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme.
  • Fresh Coriander and some leaves for garnish.

Easy microwave Rice

  • As much rice as you want no need to measure just as much as you want. white, basmati, long grain, short grain. ( I use a mug full for two)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 small onion
  • 25- 50 gram Pine nuts. Depending on how much rice you make.
  • salt.
  • 1 tsp garlic powder.

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Method

Always lightly oil the Hot Pot before use this helps with cleaning and preservation of the Hot Pot.

  1. Heat the oil in a large heavy sided frying pan high heat, Add the Lamb (Goat or Mutton). And brown all sides.
  2. Using a slotted spoon remove the lamb and pop in the Slow Cooker /Hot Pot. Turn on low.
  3.  Into the pot add the Curry powder, Ginger, Allspice , Turmeric, Bay leaves, Chilli and season well.
  4. Pour over the hot lamb stock (make sure your pots not too cold to avoid cracking) cover.
  5. Soak up the fat in the pan from the lamb (using bread if diet allows put this out for the bird after see hints) leaving a trace to fry your onions and garlic  in fry until soft then stir in the tomato puree. Once stirred in fry for 1 minute more.
  6. Add to the onion mix to the pot stir it all well add a little more season the sprigs thyme and cover on low for 6-8 hrs.
  7. Stir in a handful of chopped fresh coriander stir and cover for 15 minutes (while you make the rice.)

Easy Microwave Rice.

  1. Wash the rice 3 times. 
  2. Pop the rice in a bowl that is microwave friendly with a loose lid so air can escape and measure 1″ from the top of the rice. Fill to here with water.
  3. To measure without a ruler put your finger on the top of the rice and the water level should just be over your first knuckle. (that easy doesnt matter on the size of the bowl it works. Unbelievably it works. (well so far it worked for me but this was my first time) make sure your bowl has high enough sides to cope with the rice and water.
  4.  Sprinkle the turmeric on to the water and put it on high in the microwave for 9 minutes.  Once it stopped leave undisturbed for 3 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile heat a small pan medium high heat, add a small amount of oil fry the onions, pine nuts, garlic powder and season. Fry until the onions are brown and starting to crisp and the pine nuts are lightly browned.
  6. Once the rice has stood remove lid stir in the onions and pine nuts and serve.

Serve the dishes together and enjoy.

 

NB: This is posted under Milk/Egg/Soya/Gluten free, and Paleo.

To make this dish a healthy bite read this first http://www.hotpothoney.co.uk/healthy-bites-in-the-slow-cooker/

 

 

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Great Recipe

Oct 25, 2013 by Richard

I liked this one, really easy I found that the recipe was easy to follow.


Hot Pot Honey , USA 5.0 5.0 1 1 I liked this one, really easy I found that the recipe was easy to follow.
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