Lamb with Red Wine and Chorizo
Richly flavoured lamb dish for a warming supper. Lamb shoulder, leg or neck fillet cubes cooked in red wine with a hint of spicy Spanish chorizo.
1 hour 15 minutes
- 450-675g/1-1½lb lean lamb shoulder, leg or neck fillet, cut into 2.5cm/1inch cubes
- 30ml/2tbsp plain flour seasoned with salt and freshly milled black pepper
- 30ml/2tbsp olive oil
- 100g/4oz chorizo or spicy paprika sausage, skinned and cut into large chunks
- 1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 300ml/½pint good, hot lamb stock
- 150ml/¼pint good red wine
- 1 x 410g can black-eye peas or butter beans, drained
- Small bunch freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Toss the lamb in the seasoned flour.
- Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan on a moderate heat. Cook the lamb and chorizo in batches for 3-4 minutes until brown. Transfer to a large ovenproof casserole dish.
- In the same frying pan cook the onions and garlic until soft. Spoon into the casserole dish with the stock and wine. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and cook on the hob or in a preheated oven at Gas mark 3, 170°C, 325°F for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
- 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time add the beans.
- Garnish with the parsley and serve with seasonal vegetables and rice or potatoes.