I created Mediterranean Seasoning as a dry
rub for lamb. After cooking and experimenting with it I soon realized
that using it and calling it a "lamb-rub" was far too limiting!
herb-spice blend brings out hidden depths of flavor for lamb, pork and all kinds of
vegetables (like oven roasted potatoes and vegetable medley stew).
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100% Pure Lemon Zest Oil
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Lamb and Lentil Stew with Mediterranean Seasoning
- 1lb of Lamb meat, cut in chunks for stewing
- 1 ½ lb Green Lentils, dried
- 4 Carrots, coarsely chopped
- 2 Onions, coarsely chopped
- 1 Fennel Bulb, coarsely chopped
- 3+ Garlic Cloves -- I used around 10 -- smashed and peeled
- 2 ½ - 3 Tbl Mediterranean Seasoning (or your own mixture of herbs, garlic, etc.)
- 1 Large Can whole peeled tomatoes, drained, with the tomatoes simply pulled into pieces with your hands.
- Juice of ½ Lemon
- Stock or water (4-6 cups)
Stock: If you don’t want to make the stock, use water; add the lamb shank to the pot with the rest of the meat.
- 1 Lamb Shank
- Onion studded with cloves (3-4 cloves)
- 2-3 Ribs of Celery
- Fennel Fronds
- Large Pinch Thyme
- Small Pinch Marjoram
- 2-3 Bay Leaves
- ¼ tsp Tellicherry Peppercorns
- 6 Cups water
Make the stock: Sear lamb shank, add all other ingredients, and simmer for a couple of hours. Definitely simmer it until the meat falls off the bone. Strain, set aside.
Wash and pick over the lentils, set aside.
Using oil with a high burn point, lightly oil a heavy Dutch Oven. Heat it until it’s nearly smoking and sear the lamb (1-2 min. a side).
Add chopped vegetables, garlic, and Mediterranean Seasonings. Mix well and let it cook for a minute or two until the spices become fragrant.
Add lentils and mix well.
Bring to a simmer and let simmer gently until the lentils are cooked. (You may need to add some water).
Add lemon juice. Add salt and pepper, if it needs it.
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