Yield: 4 servings
|1 pounds||Spanish onions, peeled and cut into eighths|
|½ cup||Red wine|
|¼ teaspoon||Dried thyme or 1/2 tsp chopped fresh|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
|10||Lamb kidneys (about 1 1/2 lbs)|
Place the onions, wine and ¾ cup water in saucepan. Season with salt, pepper and thyme, bring to boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes or until the onions are tender. Remove any surrounding fat and the translucent membrane from the outside of the kidneys and cut them into about 1" cubes. Stir the kidneys into the onion mixture, cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the kidneys are nearly tender. Blend the four with the remaining water until it is smooth and mix it into the kidneys, stirring continuously until the mixture thickens. Simmer for a few minutes, check seasoning.
Kidneys are a part of the body ruled by Libra, and in this dish their taste is sweet and mild and lightly flavored with wine and thyme.
Serve this stew as a family supper dish with plenty of boiled rice and a red wine.