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Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew

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From EatingWell:  November/December 2008

Not your Irish grandmother's stew, this version was inspired by ingredients commonly used in the south of France: figs, green olives and herbes de Provence. To shorten the cooking time, we use ground lamb instead of lamb stew meat. Serve with toasted focaccia and a tossed salad.

4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each | Active Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Preparation

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add lamb and cook, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until browned, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a sieve set over a bowl to drain; discard the fat.
  2. Wipe out the pan; add oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add 1/4 cup garlic and herbes de Provence and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add wine and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Combine broth and cornstarch in a small bowl. Add to the pan, increase the heat to high and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Add tomatoes, figs, olives and pepper; return to a simmer, stirring often. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add the reserved lamb and cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  4. Combine the remaining 2 teaspoons garlic, parsley and lemon zest in a small bowl. Serve the stew topped with the parsley mixture.Serves Two Variation: Halve all the ingredients except the cornstarch. Prepare the recipe in a large saucepan instead of a Dutch oven and use 2 teaspoons cornstarch (instead of 2 ablespoons) in Step 3 to thicken the stew.

Nutrition

Per serving : 317 Calories; 10 g Fat; 2 g Sat; 5 g Mono; 73 mg Cholesterol; 24 g Carbohydrates; 28 g Protein; 3 g Fiber; 718 mg Sodium; 701 mg Potassium

1 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 4 medium-fat meat, 1 fat

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