Navarin Printanier

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is called Navarin Printanier, which roughly translates to “Spring Lamb Stew”.

The day I made this stew I was obsessed with reading The Hunger Games.  The fact that I was making a lamb stew brought to mind the lamb stew that Katniss Everdeen enjoyed eating so much.  The more I thought about it the more I realized how blessed I am to be able to make something like lamb stew for my family.  That it’s not a luxury out of reach to me.

Navarin Printanier would have been a perfect dish for this cool spring we’ve been having.  Except that the day I made it we were having hotter than normal temperatures.  It was 90 degrees!  I was so hot making this, and eating it did nothing too cool me down.  It still tasted good!

Despite the heat, I loved Navarin Printanier.  The lamb was tender, the broth rich and flavorful, and the vegetables were perfectly cooked.

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  1. Gold star for making this in 90F heat! The vegetables add such a nice touch of color.

  2. Karen, Your stew looks delicious…Such a lovely photo…makes me hungry! We’re having a bit of a cold spell this week after having unseasonably warm weather for weeks. A freeze warning is in effect! Go figure!

  3. The Hunger Games is so good, isn’t it? I love it! Your stew looks delicious and oh so springy and colorful!

  4. Yeah, it’s a little warm in my neck of the woods also. That’s why I almost see this as a winter all-in-one meal but I get it – the springtime vegetables. I have the Hunger Games trilogy sitting on my table. Finally am going to break down and read them. Have you seen the movie? I can just picture you, a wooden spoon in one hand, the book in the other.

  5. Okay, I have to read the Hunger Games — I am so behind. maybe this summer. 90 degrees! Wow. Lovely photo of the stew up top.

  6. Great photos and they make me drool thinking how delicious this is! Love the wonderful flavor of this stew and I am glad I did not miss this out. Have a nice day!

  7. Yes 90 degrees is too hot for stew but I managed to eat it 2 days in a row! I have not gotten into the hunger games yet. My daughters on book 2 and has seen the movie. It’s required reading at my grand children’s school. I think I better get with the times and read the set!

  8. Wow! Great job getting this done in the heat!

  9. Your stew looks great! I’m impressed you tore yourself away from the book long enough to cook! I loved the books! I couldn’t put them down!

  10. It wasn’t even that warm here and I still thought that it was the wrong season for this dish. Stew belongs to a cold winder night. But it was still good.

  11. This looks so lovely. I haven’t read the book yet but I feel so left out of it for not having done so. I hate that feeling! So guess what I’ll be getting today? lol. your fault!

    • Karen

      I was feeling a bit left out too. Now I understand why people were so excited to see the movie – I hope to see it soon!

  12. I just read The Hunger Games last week, but didn’t make the connection until you mentioned it. Wasn’t it a good read (though quite disturbing). I just got book #2 but haven’t started it yet. You’re a trooper to make this in the heat. Our weather cooled down and it was perfect comfort food. Have a great week.

  13. Your stew looks lovely, Karen. I have not read that book or seen the movie, but I may have to to see what all the fuss is about. 🙂

  14. your stew looks a bit thin – did you skip the flour dredging in yours? I really liked how thick it came out rather naturally … 🙂 Yours makes me drool for more!

  15. Wow, 90 degrees! I read all 3 of the Hunger Games, and like you, I found it very hard to put the book down once I started. Yes, it is a blessing not to have to hunt my protein! Have you seen the movie?

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