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                                 CALDERETA
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Indian                           Meats
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         Stephen Ceideburg
    2       lb           Lamb, beef or goat, cut into
                         -1 1/2-inch cubes
    3       tb           Distilled white vinegar
    1 1/4   ts           Salt
                         Freshly ground black pepper
    4       tb           Olive oil
    3                    Whole dried hot red chiles
    5                    Garlic cloves, peeled and
                         -minced
    1       lg           Onion, peeled and minced
    1       t            Whole black peppercorns
    1                    Two-inch cinnamon stick
    2                    Bay leaves
    4       ts           Tomato paste
    2       md           Potatoes
      1/2   lg           Red bell pepper
    8                    Whole stuffed green olives
 
   Put the cubed meat into a bowl and add the vinegar,
   salt and pepper. Set aside for 30 to 40 minutes. Drain
   the meat, saving the liquid, and pat it dry.
   
   In a large heavy saucepan, heat the oil over medium
   heat. When it is hot, add the chiles. Stir for a few
   seconds or until they swell and darken. Remove chiles
   with a slotted spoon and set aside. Put as many cubes
   of meat into the pan as will fit without crowding.
   
   Brown the meat on all sides and repeat until all of
   the meat is browned. Remove meat from pan.
   
   Put the onion and garlic into the pan and cook for 2
   minutes, scraping up any pan juices. Put in the black
   peppercorns, cinnamon and bay leaves. Stir and cook
   another minute. Return the meat to the pan with its
   accumulated juices, the chiles, the reserved marinade
   and the tomato paste. Stir and cook for 1 minute. Add
   2 cups water and bring to a boil. Cover, turn the heat
   to low and cook for 15 minutes.
   
   Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and cut them into 1
   1/2-inch cubes. When the meat has cooked for 15
   minutes, add the potatoes. Cover and continue to cook
   for 45-60 minutes or until the meat is tender. Seed
   the bell pepper and cut it into 1/4-inch wide strips.
   When the meat is tender, put the peppers and olives
   into the stew. Stir and cook another 3-5 minutes.
   
   Joyce Jumpering writing in the San Jose Mercury News,
   5/19/93.
  
 
 
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