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Lamb Stew with Dumplings

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Give our scrumptious Lamb Stew with Dumplings a try.  Experience the rich, savory flavors melting in your mouth, and let the warmth of this delicious dish wrap around your heart.

Some background and history on Lamb Stew with Dumplings

Lamb stew with dumplings is a hearty and comforting dish with a history rooted in traditional European and British cuisines. The dish has evolved, adapting to regional tastes and culinary preferences.

Historical Roots:

Lamb has been a popular meat choice in many European cuisines for centuries. Stews, in general, have a long history as a way to make the most of available ingredients, including tougher cuts of meat.

Dumplings, simple dough balls that are often cooked in a stew, have been a staple in European cuisines for centuries. They were a practical way to stretch a meal, adding a starchy element to the dish.

Regional Variations:

Different countries and regions have their variations of lamb stew with dumplings. For example, in the United Kingdom, it’s common to find variations of lamb stew with suet dumplings, which are doughy balls cooked in the stew.

In Ireland, a similar dish known as Irish stew is popular, often featuring lamb or mutton, potatoes, carrots, and onions.

Across mainland Europe, variations of lamb stew with dumplings can be found, each incorporating local ingredients and flavors.

Culinary Adaptations:

As with many traditional dishes, lamb stew with dumplings has been adapted and personalized by home cooks and chefs over the years. Ingredients may vary based on seasonal availability and personal preferences.

Modern adaptations may include the use of herbs, spices, and other flavorings to enhance the taste of both the stew and the dumplings.

Celebration of Seasonal Ingredients:

Lamb stew with dumplings is often associated with colder seasons, such as fall and winter, when hearty, warming meals are particularly appreciated.

The use of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and spices adds depth to the stew, and the dumplings contribute a comforting and substantial element to the dish.

While specific recipes for lamb stew with dumplings may vary, the overall concept remains a celebration of simple, wholesome ingredients cooked together to create a satisfying and flavorful meal. It reflects a culinary tradition of making the most of available resources while producing a delicious and nourishing dish.

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Craving comfort food? Try our delicious Lamb Stew with Dumplings! Packed with flavors that will make your tastebuds dance. Don’t just take our word for it, come and taste the goodness yourself!

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 5 servings depending on size 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Easy

Ingredients

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Dumplings

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/2 cup cold milk

Stew

Instructions

Dumplings

  1. Sift flour and baking powder.
  2. Add salt
  3. Rub in butter
  4. Add mixed herbs
  5. Add milk, and mix well
  6. Drop a spoonful of dough into the simmering stew

Stew

  1. Heat oil in a pot, add meat, salt, pepper, turmeric, masala, ginger, and garlic paste, and stock pot.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes, add onion, keep adding a little hot water at a time, cook for 45 minutes, then add potatoes.
  3. Cook for 10 mins, mix 2 tablespoons flour with 1 cup cold water, and add to stew, once it starts to simmer, add the dumplings, and cook the dumplings for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. DO NOT LIFT THE LID DURING THESE 15 MINUTES
  5. Then once the dumplings are done, remove them from the stew, and switch off the stove.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 574
  • Sugar: 7.4 g
  • Sodium: 525.4 mg
  • Fat: 15.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.4 g
  • Fiber: 7.1 g
  • Protein: 48.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 142.9 mg

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What is Stew and What is Dumplings?

A stew is a combination of solid food ingredients that have been cooked in liquid and served in the resultant gravy. Ingredients can include any combination of vegetables and may include meat, especially tougher meats suitable for slow-cooking, such as beef, pork, venison, rabbit, lamb, poultry, sausages, and seafood. While water can be used as the stew-cooking liquid, stock is also common. A small amount of red wine or other alcohol is sometimes added for flavor. Seasonings and flavorings may also be added. Stews are typically cooked at a relatively low temperature (simmered, not boiled), allowing flavors to mingle.

Dumpling is a broad class of dishes that consist of pieces of cooked dough (made from a variety of starchy sources), often wrapped around a filling. The dough can be based on bread, wheat other flour, or potatoes, and it may be filled with meat, fish, tofu, cheese, vegetables, or a combination. Dumplings may be prepared using a variety of cooking methods and are found in many world cuisines.

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Lamb Stew with Dumplings: Stew and dumplings are both popular dishes in various cuisines around the world.

Stew: A stew is a hearty and savory dish made by simmering meat, poultry, or fish along with vegetables in a flavorful liquid. The liquid is typically a broth or a combination of broth and other liquids like wine, beer, or tomato juice. Stews are often cooked slowly over low heat, allowing the ingredients to meld together and develop rich flavors. Common ingredients in stews include carrots, potatoes, onions, and various herbs and spices. Stews are known for their comfort factor and are often served as a complete and filling meal.

Dumplings: Dumplings are dough-based items that are typically cooked by boiling, steaming, frying, or baking. They can be both sweet and savory. In the context of savory dishes like stews, dumplings are often small, round, or oval portions of dough that are added to the simmering stew during the cooking process. The dumplings cook and absorb flavors from the stew, becoming soft and delicious. The dough for dumplings can be made from various ingredients, such as flour, water, and sometimes additional leavening agents like baking powder or yeast.

In summary, while the stew is a savory dish made by simmering meats and vegetables in a flavorful liquid, dumplings are small dough-based items added to the stew to cook alongside and absorb its flavors. The combination of stew and dumplings creates a comforting and satisfying meal.

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8 thoughts on “Lamb Stew with Dumplings”

  1. Esme, this recipe sounds absolutely delicious!!! It has been years since I’ve had lamb but I remember how wonderful it was in a roast at a friend of my parent’s home. My newlywed husband and I had flown out from Califonia to my parents’ new home in Connecticut to visit and my father’s coworker invited us all over for dinner. We had a lovely meal and a great time!

    Thank you for sharing your recipe! It’s one of our features for this week’s Share Your Style #416. <3

    Warm hugs,
    Barb 🙂






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    • Dear Barbara. Firstly thank you so much for the honour of the feature at Share your Style. This is such a surprise and highly appreciated. Hope you will give lamb another go and enjoy it. I will for sure visit again. Have a great day

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