Cottages4you challenged me to come up with a recipe for their Shoebox recipe campaign to encourage holidaymakers to cook in their self-catering cottages.
The idea is the ingredients can fit in a shoebox, something that won’t take up much space and is easy to get hold of. I was supplied with the above and told I could add one further ingredient, the lamb and seasoning.
This is a simple recipe you can tweak to your situation. E.g. if you’d not have Moroccan spices, Mexican flavours would also work really well. I tried to think of something not too taxing for a holiday!
- 500g diced lamb
- 1 tin of canned tomatoes
- 2 Sweet peppers (sliced)
- 2 potatoes (thinly sliced)
- 1 onion (diced)
- Sliced bread
- Oil (for frying)
- Lamb seasoning (you can find this in continental stores or food aisle)
- All purpose seasoning (find this in the same places as above)
- Moroccan Spice Mill (or similar alternative)
Preheat oven 200 degrees.
Thinly slice potatoes, season with salt and pepper and spread evenly across baking try with a little oil in and put in the oven for approx 45 mins. Make sure you turn them occasionally.
For the lamb:
You can do the following whilst the potatoes are cooking.
Chop onion and fry in a pan till soft.
Season the lamb with 2 generous teaspoons of all-purpose and lamb seasoning. Grind Moroccan spices mix generously over lamb covering all pieces.
Add the lamb to the onions and fry the lamb till browned. Once the lamb has been browned add the sliced sweet peppers.
When the lambs cooked through, add a can of chopped tomatoes and simmer on a low heat until potatoes have been cooked (minimum 10/15mins). At this stage, add salt and pepper to taste.
The potatoes may vary on length depending on your oven, so you may want to take your lamb of the heat sooner – don’t let it dry out too much.
Serve on toasted bread with crispy potatoes!
I hope that was easy enough to follow! Let me know what you think @sarahxsarahh