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Matsaman Curry with Lamb

Are you done with all that turkey during the holidays? Why not try a curry with lamb for once, a recipe designed by chef Mai (www.instagram.com/maiandme). You won’t fail, we promise.

Ingredients, serves 4-6:

• 2tbsp oil (plant based, like coconut oil or rice oil)
• 2 cloves of garlic, minced
• 1 red onion, thin slices, medium-sized
• 4 kaffir lime leaves
• 1 stalk of lemon grass, crush and divide into 4 parts
• 1-2 tbsp matsaman curry pasta
• 500g (2 lbs) lamb stew (flesh of lamb shoulder / shank / ribs), cut in 1-inch-pieces (2cm)
• 1 can coconutmilk (400gr)
• 200ml water
• 2-3 tbsp fish sauce to taste
• 1-2 el palm or cane sugar to taste
• Salt, to taste
• Fresh coriander for garnish

How to:

1. Put pan on medium heat and add garlic, red onion, lemon grass and kaffir lime leaves.

2. Stir until golden.

3. Add red curry paste and stir-fry well.

4. Add lamb meat and stir-fry well.

5. Slowly add the coconut milk.

6. Add one part of sugar and stir well. Leave other part for later (to taste)

7. bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer until meat is tender (1,5-2h)

8. If needed, add some more sugar and/or fish sauce to taste.