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Lamb Stew with Samp n Beans

Lamb Stew with Samp n Beans (Serves 6)

Ingredients For the lamb stew:

1 kg lamb knuckles, cubed

Salt and pepper

Oil, for frying

1 onion,

chopped 2 tsp garlic,

minced 2 tsp hot curry powder (Rajah curry powder)

1 tsp turmeric powder (Robertsons Spices)

3 cups water 1 cube Knorrox stock cube less salt, mutton flavour

2 carrots, peeled and

sliced 6-8 baby potatoes, halved

I tbsp apricot jam

2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped


For the samp:

500g IMBO samp and beans

1.5l hot water

Salt to taste


Recipe For the lamb stew:

1. Season the meat with salt and pepper.

2. Heat oil in a pot on a medium heat and fry the lamb in batches. Remove from the pot and set aside.

3. To the same pot, add a tablespoon oil and fry the onion and garlic along with the curry and turmeric.

4. Return the lamb to the pot and add 3 cups of water and the stock cube. Cover and cook for 30 minutes until meat begins to soften.

5. Add the vegetables and cook until tender.

6. Stir in the jam and coriander and set aside.


For the samp:

1. Rinse the samp and beans. Top with water in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil, switch off the heat and soak for 60 minutes.

2. Rinse, then add the samp and beans back to the saucepan and top with hot water.

3. Bring to the boil.

4. Reduce to a simmer and for 1.5-2 hours. Stir occasionally with a fork.

5. Cook until soft and most of the water is absorbed.

6. Serve the fluffy samp with a generous portion of lamb stew. Top with some fresh coriander. Serve and enjoy!