This Lamb Casserole in White Wine is a classic. this Casserole is very easy to cook. Therefore, it’s just a delight that you can only appreciate. As a garnish, plain rice or pilaf rice is the best choice. The sauce, raised with lemon and fresh thyme gives it character and makes this Casserole a real delight.
First, Here is the list of the different ingredients you will need to prepare the Lamb Casserole in White Wine that serves 4
- 40 g or 3 Tbsp butter
- 800 g or 2 lb of lamb neck chopped into pieces
- Salt and pepper from the mill
- 2 crushed garlic cloves
- 2 Tbsp white flour
- One bottle of dry white wine
- 2 to 3 small fresh thyme sprigs
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp thick cream also called creme fraîche
Now, here are the few steps you will need to follow to make the Lamb Casserole in White Wine
Melt the butter in a large casserole dish then, add the pieces of meat and brown them. This browning is important to concentrate the juices inside. As the pieces of meat are browned, take them out of the casserole and sprinkle them with salt and pepper.
Put the lamb back in the casserole. Add the crushed garlic and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes. Sprinkle with flour, stir with a wooden spoon to coat the meat.
Lower the heat, add 250 ml or 1 cup white wine and the fresh thyme. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. After that time, add another cup or 250 ml of white wine. Cover and let simmer for one hour.
Then, pour the remaining wine, cover and simmer another 15 minutes.
Finally, stir in a bowl the egg yolk, the lemon juice and the creme fraîche. Drain the pieces of lamb and put them in a heated hollow dish. Remove the casserole from the heat and add the egg mixture to the sauce. At the very end, whip vigorously to bind and let thicken but not boil ! Serve the sauce over the lamb meat and serve with the rice as a garnish.