- Serves 6
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Lamb shoulder, ginger & carrot curry
- In a blender or mortar and pestle grind up all the lamb ingredients to a coarse paste. Make 3–5, 2 cm deep incisions in the lamb and rub the paste over the lamb and in the cuts. For the best flavour, leave to marinate for up to 5 hours.
- Place all ‘curry’ ingredients (excluding the finishing ingredients) in a deep roasting dish. Place the marinated lamb on top.
- Cover with foil or a lid and roast at 160oC for 4 hours.
- Remove lid or foil and turn up heat to 180oC and continue to roast for a further 15-30 minutes or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile warm the oil in a pan and gently toast off the spice. Add the rice and toast it for a few minutes until it has absorbed all the oil and spices.
- Add the water and put on the lid. Bring to the boil with the lid on, keep the lid on and reduce the heat to a simmer.
- Cook until all the water has been absorbed, add the peas. Turn the heat off. Place the lid back on and allow to stand for 10 minutes.
- Remove the lamb from the roasting tray and place all the vegetables, liquid and the remaining finishing ingredients in a food processor and puree into a smooth sauce.
- Grate enough macadamia nuts over the lamb until it covers it with a heavy snow like layer.
- Flood the bottom of the serving dish with a thick layer of the curry sauce. Place the macadamia-covered lamb on top of the sauce and garnish it with a few sprigs of fried curry leaves. Serve with green pea basmati rice.
- To make the green pea basmati rice side extra special, finish with a simple dressing of spring onions, coriander, macadamia nuts and olive oil – simply mix together and dress the rice before serving. Recipe:
5 spring onions, finely sliced
1/4 bunch coriander leaves finely sliced
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
Sea salt to taste
1/2 cup olive
- Reduce cooking time to 1.5-2 hours by using a boneless lamb shoulder for a quicker dinner.
- Add extra green vegetables, like asparagus or spinach to your rice for an even healthier meal.