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Lamb and Apple Cider Braise

Braised Lamb with Sweet Prune and Apple Taste

6 - 8

Serves

15 mins

Prep Time

1 hrs 30 mins

Cook Time

Allyson Gofton

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Allyson Gofton

Apple cider, when simmered gently with lamb shoulder chops, leeks and a handful of prunes, creates a delicious sauce in this easy family meal.

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Ingredients

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6-8 quality mark lamb shoulder chops

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well-trimmed

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2 leek

trimmed and sliced

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6-8 garlic cloves

crushed and sliced

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2 cups apple cider

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12-14 prunes

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2 green apples

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peeled and thickly sliced

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1 tsp dried marjoram

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1/2 tsp black pepper

Method

To Braise Lamb

1

In a stovetop-proof casserole dish brown the lamb chops well in a dash of oil. Set aside.

2

Add a dash more oil to the pan and lightly brown the leeks and garlic.

3

Stir in the cider and simmer until reduced by half.

4

Return the lamb to the casserole dish, scatter over the prunes, apple slices and marjoram and cover.

5

Simmer on top of the stove for 1 hour or until the meat is tender.

6

Alternatively bake at 160ºC for 1-1½ hours.

7

Season with pepper and a pinch of sugar if you find the cider too acidic.

8

Garnish with extra fresh-picked marjoram leaves.

9

Delicious with baked or mashed pumpkin.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (196g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

574 (134)kJ

Protein

11.9g

Total Fat

4.7g

Saturated Fat

1.9g

Carbs

10.5g

Sugars

9.6g

Sodium

49mg

Iron*

1.8mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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