Monday, October 18, 2010

Lamb Pot Roast with Gluten-free Gravy

I consider this one of my all-time best recipes.  It's gluten-free and dairy-free, and I could eat it all the time.
Recipe for Lamb Pot Roast with Gluten-free Gravy:
In a large heavy pot, heat:
2-3 Tbsp oil

When oil is heated, brown in the pan:
1/2 lb carrots
1 lb potatoes
1 small onion, halved

Remove these to a plate and set aside.  Add more oil to the pan if needed.  Add: 

2 lbs lamb shanks, legs, or blade steaks

Brown the lamb on all sides.  Add:  

2 tsp coriander (preferably whole)
2 tsp cumin (preferably whole)
2 tsp black peppercorns
Toast the spices for a moment, then add:
1 cup wine
2 cups chicken stock
half the potatoes that you've browned

Add water or more chicken stock if needed to bring the level of liquid up to an inch or so.  Reduce the heat to low and simmer for several hours, covered, turning the meat and potatoes occasionally to cook both sides.  When the meat is fork tender, remove it and the potatoes to a plate.  Be sure no coriander or black pepper corns stick to the meat.  Strain the sauce with a fine-mesh seive into a bowl, and strain it again through a cloth if you'd like a really smooth sauce.  Turn the heat up and reduce the sauce for a  minute.  Then, reduce the heat and take the potatoes that are fully cooked and mash them into the sauce with a potato ricer or a potato masher.  Stir the fine mashed potatoes into the sauce to make a gravy.  Add water or chicken stock if the sauce is too thick.   Add the meat and the rest of the potatoes back to the sauce and simmer for 20 minutes.  Add the carrots back to the pot and cook until just tender.  Serve hot with some good gluten-free bread.

Check out the Gluten-free Homemaker's blog carnival for more recipes featuring potatoes.


Brian said...

Looks very tasty. I might have to give this a try.

Gina said...

Thanks, Brian! If you try it, let me know what you think!

Tori said...

I am a real health conscious person. I like that your recipe is gluten and dairy free. I work with La Cense Beef which is located in Montana. The cattle are cared for without drugs or hormones and the flavor of the meat is amazing. You might be interested in trying it the next time you make pot roast.

l'actrice said...

That sounds like a nice choice of a Christmas dinner:-)