June 7, 2023

Cafecharlotte Southbeach

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1 lb leg of mutton, diced
½ c rendered sheep body fat
1 modest onion, chopped
½ tsp salt
1 lb beetroot, peeled and diced
1 c rocket, chopped
½ c contemporary coriander, chopped
1 c Persian shallot, chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 c beer (a combine of sour beer & German Weißbier)
½ c water
½ c leek, chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

For the garnish:
½ c fresh new coriander, finely chopped
½ c kurrat (or spring leek), finely chopped
2 tsp coriander seeds, coarsely crushed

Instructions: Heat sheep fat in a pot vast ample for the diced lamb to distribute in a person layer. Increase lamb and sear on superior warmth until eventually all dampness evaporates. Fold in the onion and continue to keep cooking until it is pretty much transparent. Fold in salt, beetroot, rocket, refreshing coriander, Persian shallot and cumin. Preserve on folding till the humidity evaporates. Pour in beer, and then incorporate water. Give the combination a gentle stir and then provide to a boil. Lessen warmth and increase leek and garlic. Permit to simmer for about an hour until the sauce thickens.

Pound kurrat and remaining clean coriander into a paste applying a mortar and pestle. Ladle the stew into bowls and sprinkle with coriander seeds and kurrat and contemporary coriander paste. The dish can be served with steamed bulgur, boiled chickpeas and bread.

Supply: Food in Historic Mesopotamia, Cooking the Yale Babylonian Culinary Recipes, with permission from co-creator and translator Gojko Barjamovic.