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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.01 / 5 (163 votes)

Prep time:
15 min
Cook time:
1 hr 15 min

Matt Tebbutt’s warming stew makes use of an economical cut of meat, plus plenty of herbs and some orange for freshness


1. Heat the olive oil in a heavy-based casserole dish over a high heat, add the lamb neck pieces (in batches) and fry for 2-3 minutes to brown on all sides. Remove each batch from the pan and set aside.

2. Add the carrot, celery, onion and the crushed garlic cloves to the dish, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and fry for 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables are golden-brown.

3. Pour in the white wine to deglaze, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the dish with a wooden spoon. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until most of the wine has evaporated.

4. Add the orange juice and zest, the chopped tomatoes and stock, mixing well. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Add the lamb neck pieces back to the casserole, along with any resting juices, the thyme and the bay leaf and simmer for a further 45 minutes, or until the meat is tender.

5. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sprinkle over the finely chopped garlic and parsley just before serving.

6. Serve the stew with mashed potato on the side.

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Latest Comment


Fantastic, tasty. the orange really makes this stew!!

shereensomerville shereensomerville  Posted 13 Feb 2014 5:28 PM