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Ab-Goosht

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A once in a while dish that is best suit cold days. A mix of vegetables and lamb to produce two components; one being a soup or broth and the other a paste made with the ingredients that the meat is cooked with.  This is a delicious meal even though appearance wise it might not be too pleasing to the eye. But once you have taken a sip of the soup and a bite of the pureed meat, you will see why every Iranian loves ab-goosht.


Ingredients

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Step by Step method

  1. Wash and pat dry meat. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Rough chop onions and place in a heavy pot.   
  3. Add meat on top.    
  4. Make a hole in the Persian Limes and add to the pot along with the beans.
  5. Add turmeric, cinnamon, and 9 cups of water.
  6. Cover and cook on medium for 2 hours.     
  7. During this time make sure to check the pot and get rid of impurities that might apear.
  8. Add tomato paste and mix well.
  9. Add fresh tomatoes and potatoes. Adjust seasoning. 
  10. You will need a good amount of salt due to the beans and potatoes. 
  11. Cover and cook everything for another hour.        
  12. Once done, place a colander over a bowl.
  13. Remove meat and place in colander. 
  14. Separate meat from the bones and discard bones.
  15. Some like to remove the morrow from the bones and add it to the soup or meat. it is up to you if you want to do that or not!      
  16. Empty the content of the pot in the colander.       
  17. Return the broth to the pot and adjust seasoning if needed. 
  18. With the meat masher mash meat, beans, potatoes, and tomatoes.    
  19. Taste for seasoning and add more if needed.  
  20. The mashed meat and soup are served separately.    
  21.  The soup is eaten first. To kick up the soup a notch many put a few pieces of Persian bread in it. It’s simply divine!      

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