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Directions for: Fusion Lamb Curry on Rice and Wilted Spinach with Naan Bread

Ingredients

1 pkg (280 g) Naan bread

¾ cup water (175 mL)

1 tsp canola oil (5 mL)

1 tsp butter (5 mL)

1 1/2 to 2 lbs lamb kebab or chops (675 g to 900 g)

1 onion, finely chopped

1 Tbsp curry powder (15 mL)

¼ tsp all spice (1 mL)

2 tsp prepared garlic in a jar (10 mL)

2 tsp prepared garlic in a jar (10 mL)

1 (284 mL) can tomato soup

2 soup cans filled with 1% milk

½ cup raisins (125 mL)

2 Tbsp brown sugar (30 mL)

1 Tbsp lemon juice (15 mL)

1 Tbsp peanut butter (15 mL)

½ tsp hot chili sauce (2.5 mL)

1 bay leaf

1 Granny Smith apple, cut in wedges

Flour

1 ½ cup basmati rice (325 mL)

3 cup water (750 mL)

1 (350 g) package washed baby spinach leave

Yogurt or sour cream

Fresh cilantro

Directions

1. In the morning or night before…
Follow package directions for dough, set in refrigerator, covered.

2. Heat oil and butter in a large stove-top pot on medium. Remove meat from kebab or chops and cut into bite-size pieces, add to pan.

3. Stir until juices have evaporated and lamb in brown.

4. Add onion, curry powder, all spice, garlic, and ginger.

5. Add meat mixture to slow cooker.

6. Add raisins, brown sugar, lemon juice, peanut butter, hot chili sauce and a bay leaf.

7. Add apple and set slow cooker on warm or low. If using the slow cooker, check the sauce after a few hours to make sure it is not evaporating too much, if it is, refrigerate and warm up at dinnertime.)

8. Just before dinner…
Remove naan dough from refrigerator. Cut into six equal pieces on a lightly floured surface and press each into an 8 inch round disk, approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick (it looks like a pita bread that’s raw).

9. Set oven to 400 F (200 C).

10. Microwave rice at high for 10 minutes and medium for 10 minutes. Let stand.

11. Place each naan directly on the oven rack. It is done when it looks slightly scorched and puffs up, approximately 7 minutes.

12. Serve with fresh spinach in the center of the plate, circled by rice and pour curried lamb sauce on top. It will wilt the spinach.

13. Garnish with a dallop of yogurt or sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro and nuts. Serve with fresh naan bread.

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