This is an excellent-tasting stew. The hazelnut butter and dates add depth of flavor that make the stew a step above the usual meat stew. I did a couple of things different than the recipe. First, instead of raw lamb stew meat, I used leftover meat from lamb shanks that had been braised a few days before. I added the lamb about 5 minutes after the onion (before adding the stock). Also, I forgot to add the peas at the end. This stew would be very good served on a cold evening. Since it's rich enough by itself, it would be sufficient to just add a salad and some bread.
Lamb Stew with Hazelnut Butter and Dates
esanders Posted: 11/10/08
GrovemanHome Posted: 10/12/09
This recipe does not need to be this complicated. Go to Trader Joes and pick up a jar of Pumpkin Butter. 3/4 of a cup takes no effort and tastes better with the pumpkin butter. Also recommend using regular yukon potatoes vice red potatoes. Lastly, leave out the peas. Definitely 4 stars and great on a cold day or night. Lastly, even better the next day.