Friday, April 27, 2012

FFwD - Navarin Pritanier



This week's French Fridays with Dorie recipe is Navarin Pritanier, a lamb stew.  This is a gorgeous stew of lamb shoulder, braised onions, turnip and carrots, peas and potatoes in a rich sauce of tomato paste and stock. 

You were supposed to use 1 1/2 kg of lamb shoulder, but at $40, there was no way I was using that much, so I bought slightly less than half of that.  With all of those vegetables, I wasn't hungry:



I had never cooked a turnip before, but quite enjoyed it.  Judith Lucy asked the audience the same night what a turnip was, and the person she asked correctly identified it.   However, Judith reckons 65% of Australians can't correctly identify a turnip. Hmmm ...  

To see what some of the other participants thought, visit the LYL section of the FFwD website.

10 comments:

Cher Rockwell said...

We went for beef instead of lamb - my family doean't eat lamb, so there was no way I was going to take out a second mortgage to use it in a stew :-)
It looks lovely - glad you enjoyed your turnip...

Rose said...

Yours looks much better in the photographs than mine. I seem to have trouble making the meat dishes look as good as they taste.

I also reduced the amount of lamb but kept the veggie amounts the same. There was still plenty of meat in there for me.

pinkstripes said...

I'm not a big lamb fan, but I like the colors of this dish.

Kathy said...

Your stew looks just beautiful…we really enjoyed this one. I opted for parsnips over turnips…they just looked better at the grocery! Have a great weekend!

Elaine said...

Your stew looks absolutely lovely! We also really enjoyed this and I loved that it really didn't take that long to cook.

yummychunklet said...

Wish I'd used beef instead. Easier on the credit card! What a great first photo!

Mary Hirsch said...

Really, I think, with the price of lamb, just getting a "taste" is enough. The vegetables are better for us anyway. Turnip? Parsnip? Winter root vegetables in the US. Your stew looks pretty and colorful.

Erin said...

Your stew looks delicious! I only used about half the amount of meat too, all the veggies make up for it!

Sarah said...

Hi Cakelaw,
I wonder why I could never succeed making this FFwD - Navarin Pritanier
How did you do it? I'll try again for sure and this time I'll refer to your recipe as my guide :)
Thanks also for the tempting food photos. Looks like they were made by professional. Have you ever heard about food photography site called http://www.foodporn.net ?
Your pics should be on the Food Porn home page, that's for sure!

Kayte said...

Oh, I want that! That looks so wonderful, the guys would love it...must put a little sticky note on this one in my book. Wow, that is expensive meat for one dish...yikes! Great photos of it.