This winter in NYC has been an especially chilly one, leaving us to crave warm comforting dishes. We invited our good friends from Ali+Echo for an afternoon in the kitchen. We began by toasting an array of fragrant spices and grinding them in our mortar and pestle. This step is important as it intensifies the flavor of the spices in the dish. We added the spices to our lamb stew and let it bubble away on the stovetop while we rolled out fresh zaatar flatbread to serve alongside it.
The stew is perfect spooned over a bowl of basmati rice and topped with yogurt and sauteed almonds. The almonds are so tasty we could hardly keep from eating them all before the stew was finished. This stew is guaranteed to warm you up on the coldest night!
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Photography and Styling: Ali Schmidt, Echo Hopkins, & Diana Yen