Don’t be put off by the length of cooking time, this pot will do well on its own. Just enjoy what you are doing and enjoy the rich flavours of South Africa.
- 1 ½ kg Stewing lamb/mutton in chunks (good quality)
- 2 Large Onions
- 1 Cup flour
- 8 Large ripe tomatoes
- 1 Tin good quality Tomatoes
- 2 Tablespoons salt
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Chutney
- 2 Teaspoons White pepper
- 6 Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
- ½ cup chopped parsley for garnishing
- 2 Tablespoons finely grated fresh lemon rind
- Olive Oil for frying.
- Heat oil in large saucepan just enough to cover the bottom of saucepans. Peel onions and slice thinly. Add to oil, stir fry until soft but don’t let them burn.
- While the onions are softening, roll the lamb/mutton pieces in the flour, and add them in batches to the pot to brown. They must be well covered with flour which helps the sauce thicken as you proceed. I took some onions out before I added the meat, and then with every batch meat I put some soft onions with it.
- Add more oil if necessary and don’t crowd the meat, take out the browned pieces and onions with a slotted spoon and keep on a plate, and then you do the rest of the meat in the same manner.
- When all the meat has been browned, pour off all extra fat and oil.
- Put the browned meat and onions back in the saucepan.
- Make sure your tomatoes are ripe enough. If your tomatoes are small you’ll need considerably more tomatoes. The most important thing is they must be full of flavour.
- Skin the tomatoes by simply putting them in a large pot. (You can cut out the core on both sides, from the top to the bottom make 4 lashes, 1/4’s). Cover them with boiling water for a minute or two, rinse with cold water and you will see the skin removes very easily.
- Cut them in the saucepan on medium heat, juices and all and the tin tomatoes. Add the Salt, Worcestershire sauces, Chutney, Sugar and Pepper.
- Now watch the pot for a while. The tomatoes should provide enough liquid – do NOT ever add water to this dish rather add extra tomatoes.
- Turn down the heat, put lid on at angle to allow steam to escape and simmer gently for about 1 hour.
- Add the garlic. You can add peeled potatoes if you wish.
- Simmer gently until potatoes are tender.
- Your finished dish should be deep reddish brown and the tomatoes should have reduced to a thick sauce. There must not be a lot of liquid, if there is, turn up die heat, stir well, and let the extra liquid evaporate.
- Grate the lemon rind and sprinkle the parsley over the dish. Served with brown or white rice, fresh vegetable and green salad.
- It is important to taste it before serving. Adding more sugar to the finished dish is important as the dish should not be acidic.
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