Greek Lamb Stew with Feta
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 60 mins
Chervil is a delicate herb with a subtle aniseed flavour. It's sometimes called French parsley. Ours comes from Simon Weir, of Turfcroft Farm in the New Forest. He's been growing herbs for 30 years.
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550 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • A pack of diced lamb
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • A handful of rosemary
  • A tin of butter beans
  • A handful of chervil
  • ½ pack of feta
From your kitchen
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 600ml hot water
You'll need
  • Pan with a lid
  • Measuring jug
  • Colander or sieve
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Warm 2 tsp olive oil in a pan. Add the diced lamb. Cook over a medium-high heat for 5-8 mins till the lamb is browned all over. Stir every now and then. Drain off any excess liquid.

  • 2.

    While the lamb browns, peel and finely chop the onion. Peel and grate or crush the garlic. Roughly chop the tomatoes. Fill a kettle and boil it.

  • 3.

    Add the onion to the lamb. Season with salt and pepper. Fry for 5 mins till the onion looks glossy and has picked up a little colour. Stir every now and then.

  • 4.

    Stir the garlic into the onion and lamb. Cook and stir for 1 min. Add the tomatoes to the pan with the cinnamon stick and 2 sprigs of the rosemary. Add 600ml hot water from the kettle. Pop on a lid.

  • 5.

    Bring the lamb stew to the boil. Turn the heat down and simmer for 40 mins till the lamb is just tender and cooked through. Fish out the cinnamon stick and rosemary sprigs.

  • 6.

    Drain the butter beans. Rinse them. Add them to the pan. Pop the lid back on the pan. Simmer for another 10 mins to heat everything through.

  • 7.

    Roughly chop the chervil. Crumble half the pack of feta. Taste the stew and adjust the seasoning if you think it needs it. Ladle it into warmed bowls. Top with the crumbled feta and chervil to serve.

  • Tip

    It doesn't get feta than this
    Salty feta loves sweet strawberries. For a quick salad scatter sliced strawberries over baby leaf spinach or lettuce. Top with crumbled feta and scatter with a handful of chopped almonds or walnuts. Dress with 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and 1 tbsp olive oil, mixed.