Lamb and Pineapple Stew

Lamb and Pineapple Stew

Perfect for a cold autumn evening: Lamb and pineapple stew

This unique twist on a classic dish is packed full of flavour.

Lamb and Pineapple Stew

Lamb and Pineapple Stew

This dish is slightly tangy and sweet, creating the perfect blend of flavours. The aroma of the pineapple syrup, garlic and ginger balance out the smell of the meat. The tomatoes add a bit of tartness and colour to this lamb stew dish.

I used stewing lamb for this dish, but you can also use lamb chops if you prefer.

Lamb and Pineapple Stew Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Recipe by Irene Muller Course: DinnerCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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This delicious stew is sweet and tangy!


  • 1 kg lamb forequarter, fat trimmed and large pieces of meat chopped into 2-3 cm pieces

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 heaped tablespoons flour

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 3 cm fresh ginger, crushed

  • 2 cups pineapple juice

  • 1 cup pineapple pieces, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons curry powder

  • 140 grams tomato paste

  • 1/3 cup soya sauce

  • 2 tablespoons vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 75 grams cashew nuts

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • parsley for garnishing

Method – LAMB

  • Toss the lamb in seasoned flour until completely coated.
  • Place a cast-iron, stainless steel, or other heavy-bottomed frying pan on a burner/ stove over medium-high heat. Add the oil and allow to become hot, pan-fry lamb in batches until browned, then set aside.
  • Add garlic and ginger to olive oil and sauté for three minutes.
  • Add all the other ingredients and cook for five minutes.  
  • Add the lamb and cook for 2 hours, or until meat is tender. 
  • Add the nuts and pineapple pieces and season to taste. 
  • Allow lamb dish to rest.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve on nutty brown rice.

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