As soon as I picked up the Hunger Games, I was hooked. I became somewhat fascinated with all of the food that was described in the book, especially the lamb and plum stew that Katniss ate in the Capitol. (as soon as I find the passage, I will post it on here).
Becuase I am going to culinary school right now, I knew I had to try my hand at making this particular dish (especially because I love lamb anyway). I've worked on developing this recipe for a few weeks, ending up with this result.
Step 1: Ingredients
Most of these things are fairly straight-forward and cheap. However, be prepared to shell out a bit of money for the lamb meat, it's quite expensive. I found mine for around $7.50/lb.
2.5lbs lamb meat (you can use any you like. I used leg, because that's what I could find)
1 tbsp sugar
4 smallish-medium carrots
2 large red potatoes
a good handful of pearl onions (about 15-20)
3 tbsp tomato paste
1/4 cup flour
1.5-2 quarts beef broth
1 cup dried plums
3/4 cup frozen peas
lamb: debone the meat, and cut off any fat or skin there may be on it. Cut into 1" cubes.
carrots and potatoes: peel and dice. For the carrots, slice them, and cut any slice that is 3/4" or larger in half.
Onions: peel and slice in half.
Plums: cut in half