Love Ya Guts Yellow Lamb Curry

 
The slow cooker is not only suited to winter warmers - it's the perfect summer kitchen companion too. Just set and forget without having to slave away in the kitchen with the hot stove or oven on. This Curry is filled with fresh, fragrant ingredients and is slow cooked until tender and falling apart, which makes it nutrient dense and easy to digest.
 
This made-from-scratch curry paste is filled with beautiful ingredients such as turmeric, garlic and ginger - anti inflammatory powerhouses and excellent prebiotics. The coconut milk is filled with healthy fats, which is extremely satiating, so a little goes a long way. Serve with rice or yoghurt and fresh coriander.
This recipe is perfect for meal prep as it freezes well too.
 

WHY DO WE RECOMMEND MAKING YOUR OWN CURRY PASTE?

It may seem like a lot more effort BUT we couldn't emphasise this step enough. The main reasons are:

- many store bought curry pastes have added preservatives, colourings, additives and artificial flavours. These ingredients are NOT REAL ingredients and are not made to be digestive by our digestive system. It is often from these artificial ingredients that many IBS symptoms arise.

- Many store bought curry pastes are made using highly processed oils such as vegetable or canola. These are considered inflammatory for the body and even though it may only seem like a small, insignificant amount... when you are already dealing with a compromised gut.. anything will stir up more inflammation.

- You need to ask yourself the question. How long have these paste been sitting on the shelf? My guess is that they were made years ago (which is generally the case). The ingredients are not fresh and will in no way taste as good and fragrant as a made-from-scratch curry paste.

 

As a side note: You may be able to find some really great pre-made curry pastes. We totally understand that when you are time poor a recipe like this is just not really realistic.. especially because the ingredients aren't ones that you might have on hand. I would recommend having a look in your local health food store and seeing what ingredients are in the pre made versions available there.

 

 

INGREDIENTS

Serves 6
 
Curry Paste
  • 1 large red chilli
  • 1/2 large bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1 whole bulb of garlic (the whole head, not just an individual clove.)
  • 80g bulb of fresh ginger
  • 1 brown shallots
  • 2 large stems of spring onions
  • large pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 15g fresh lemon grass stalks
  • 2tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
 
Roughly Chop all ingredients, add to a blender and pulverise until a paste forms. Add more melted coconut oil if it needs help blending.
 
Curry Ingredients
The prepared curry paste
  • 600g lamb shoulder, diced
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 450g sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 whole head of broccoli, cut into small florets and the stems diced (about 150g)
  • 1/2 bunch coriander
  • 150g snow peas
  • 1.5 cups of bone broth or stock
  • 2 x 400ml cans of coconut milk
  • one big tbsp of LYG gelatin powder


METHOD

1. In a large saucepan, melt a spoonful of ghee, butter or coconut oil.
2. Saute diced onions until slightly softened.
3. Add half of the curry paste and cook until hot and fragrant.
4. Add the diced lamb and mix until half cooked and coated in the spice mix.
5. Add the bone broth and bring to a boil.
6. Once boiling, remove from heat and carefully place the hot lamb mixture into the slow cooker with the rest of the curry paste.
7. Set slow cooker to Low and allow to simmer, stirring occasionally, for 3 hours.
8. An hour and a half before serving, add coconut milk and diced sweet potato.
9. Half an hour before serving add snow peas, coriander and broccoli florets.
10. Serve hot with yoghurt, white rice or just as it is with some fresh coriander and a squeeze of lemon.

This delicious recipe has been created by our in house recipe developer the amazing Leila Trees. If you want to follow her and find some more gut friendly recipes please head to her website www.goodgutgarden.com

Make sure you tag us if you are cooking up this recipe @goodgutgarden and @loveyaguts_box

 

YUMMMMY.

 

Much love,

Brooke x

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