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ThermoFest Mystery Stew



4 portion(s)

  • Juice ½ orange
  • 780-800 g lamb fillet, cubed
  • Few sprigs coriander
  • Bunch mint leaves
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small red chilli
  • 110 g red capsicum
  • 20 g olive oil
  • 15 g ground smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Generous pinch saffron threads
  • 450 g Roma tomatoes, quartered
  • 3-4 anchovies, rinsed
  • 6 fresh pitted dates
  • 6 dried apricots, soaked in boiling water for 1 hour
  • 400 g tinned chickpeas (around 230 g after draining)
  • 100 g black or Kalamata olives
  • Crumbled fresh feta to garnish
  • Sliced red chilli to garnish
  • Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 6
    Preparation 40min
  • 7
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Recipe's preparation

  1. Marinate
    lamb in orange juice in non reactive bowl for several hours.

    coriander and mint into mixing bowl and chop for 3 secs/sp 5. Set aside.

    onion, garlic, chilli, and capsicum into mixing bowl and chop for 3 secs/sp 5. Add oil and sauté for 5 mins/Varoma/sp 1 with MC off.

    spices, tomatoes, anchovies, dates and apricots and cook for 10 mins/100 ºC sp 2.

    slightly for 5 secs/sp 6.

    lamb (with juice) and cook for 10 mins/100ºC/Reverse sp 1.

    chickpeas and cook a further 3 mins/100ºC/Reverse
    sp 1

    chopped herbs and olives and stir through for a few secs/Reverse sp 1.

    seasoning to taste.

    with crumbled feta, sliced red chilli and additional fresh herb leaves. Serve
    with steamed couscous.


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  • This stew was delicious. I was sceptical when my...

    Submitted by ButaFly on 13. October 2018 - 20:53.

    This stew was delicious. I was sceptical when my husband decided he wanted to cook it but was pleasantly surprised with how tasty it was.

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  • We loved this! We used a

    Submitted by cyberanswer on 20. June 2013 - 22:47.

    We loved this! We used a whole orange and was beautiful; however will try half an orange next time to test the recipe as it was intended. Thank you!

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  • Hi Thermomixers,Just a note

    Submitted by guest on 28. March 2011 - 17:34.

    Hi Thermomixers,

    Just a note on this one; It is the recipe that all ThermoFest delegates had to taste and guess the ingredients for one of our challenges, judged by the ever lovely George Calombaris. I must say the teams did extremely well!


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