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Lambs' Kidneys in Red Wine

This goes very well with some basmati rice cooked with onion, or else with some very creamy mashed potato.


Serves 2



Lambs' Kidneys in Red Wine
Ingredients
 6 small lambs' kidneys
 10 fl oz (275 ml) red wine
 2 oz (50 g) butter
 1 large onion, chopped
 1 clove garlic, crushed
 4 rashers unsmoked bacon, de-rinded and chopped
 12 oz (350 g) dark-gilled mushrooms
 1 level tablespoon flour
 ½ level teaspoon fresh chopped thyme
 salt and freshly milled black pepper

Method

Begin by melting the butter in a pan and softening the onion and garlic in it for 5 minutes. After that add the chopped bacon and the mushrooms, and cook for a further 10 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the kidneys: cut them in half and remove the skins, then snip out the cores with a pair of kitchen scissors.
Now add the halved kidneys to the pan and cook them to colour a little, stirring them around the pan. Next sprinkle in the flour and stir it to soak up the juices, then add the thyme and pour in the red wine. Bring the whole lot to simmering point; season with salt (not too much, because of the bacon) and pepper. Then cover the pan and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Then remove the lid and simmer for a further 10 minutes.
_This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course and Delia Smith’s Complete Illustrated Cookery Course._

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