Put the Lamb in the Coconut
And eat it all up!
Sometimes it is easy to fall into a routine of cooking the same dishes each week. I challenge you to try and add something new, whether it is a new vegetable or a new protein source!
When was the last time you had lamb? Lamb is not a meat I would usually eat. Honestly, I probably never had it until I was in Greece. While driving around the villages of inland Crete we would always come across herds of sheep, lamb, and goats being shuffled along by their shepherd. Yes, they still have shepherds, how cool is that!? Talk about free range! They literally roam freely feeding on the vegetation of the land! Lamb has great flavor and is packed with beneficial nutrients.
Beneficial Nutrients found in Grass-fed Lamb:
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids – Helps decrease inflammation, promotes heart health, enhances athletic recover, and improve brain function
- Vitamin B12 – Increases energy levels and mood, promotes heart health, healthy hair and nails, and prevents memory loss
- Zinc – Strengthens the immune system, skin health, and male reproductive health
- Selenium – Supports thyroid function by converting the thyroid hormone T4 into active T3
This dish is super easy to make and has a delicious combination of flavors. You should find a source of organic grass-fed lamb which can usually be found at a local butcher shop. Not a fan of lamb? You can substitute it for organic grass-fed ground beef, ground chicken, or ground turkey. Feel free to get creative add any other vegetables you have on hand. As I was eating this meal I noticed a subtle increase in spice, which I loved! If you do not handle spice well you can decrease the amount of curry powder.
It is important to know what ingredients are in the products you are using. Double check your canned coconut milk to be sure the only ingredient is coconut. A good brand is Native Forest and their cans are BPA free. Make sure to choose the one that does not contain guar gum which can be difficult to digest and can contribute to digestive issues.
I love how this dish turned out, even my 2 year old nephew enjoyed it! Get adventurous and try something new!
Lamb and curry stir-fry with coconut rice!
- 1 cup rice
- 2 cups coconut milk (1 can)
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 onion
- 1 cup chopped cabbage
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 cup broccoli (2 stalks)
- 1 inch fresh ginger, grated
- 1/2 bell pepper (red or green)
- 1 lb ground grass-fed lamb
- 1 tbsp curry powder
Add rice and coconut milk to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Once it has reached a boil turn heat to low, cover, and cook for 20 minutes. Use a fork to fluff the rice when done.
Lamb Stir Fry
Add coconut oil to a skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, ginger and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the vegetables and curry, cook for one minute then add ground lamb and cook till brown.
Serve lamb stir fry over coconut rice and garnish with a wedge of lime.