doro wat - ethiopian chicken stew and sega wat (lamb stew)

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Yield
8 Servings
MeasureIngredient
3 cups Bermuda onion; chopped finely
3 ounces Butter or olive oil
½ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon Paprika
½ teaspoon Black pepper
¼ teaspoon Ginger
1 cup Water
3 pounds Chicken*; cut in 1" pieces
2 cups Water
¼ cup Lemon juice
Eggs; hard-boiled

* With bones and skin, including neck and gizzards.

In a 4-to 6-quart Dutch oven or heavy stewpot: Brown onion without fat, until quite dark, stirring constantly. Mix onion, butter/oil, cayenne, paprika, pepper and ginger. Blend the seasoning into the onions. Add 1 cup water. Soak chicken in 2 cups water and ¼ cup lemon juice for 10 minutes. Drain the water from each piece of chicken. Add chicken to onion mixture, stirring it through. Cover. Simmer over low heat until chicken is tender. Add more water, if necessary, to bring to stew texture(or if Wat is watery, thicken with 2 tablespoons of flour dissolved in 3 tablespoons of water). Add 8 PEELED HARD-BOILED EGGS a few minutes before serving.

NOTES : SEGA WAT Ethiopian Lamb Yield: 8 portions Use 2 lbs. of lamb(from leg) and 1 cup of chopped onoions. The lamb is cut in ½ inch cubes, the water is not added, and the lamb is sauteed on all sides until quite dry and well done.

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Posted to recipelu-digest by "Valerie Whittle" <catspaw@...> on Feb 27, 1998

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