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Indian Kidneys

Twinings Tea: Darjeeling

Serves 3-4.

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 bacon strips, chopped
  • 8 lamb kidneys
  • 1 tbsp. seasoned flour
  • 1/2 pt. cold Darjeeling tea
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 lb. mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tsp. fresh mixed herbs, chopped
  • 1/4 pt. double cream
  1. Steep tea in hot water for 3-5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and saute the onion until transparent. Add the bacon pieces and saute for 5 mins.
  3. Remove the core from the kidneys, wash and dry on kitchen paper. Coat the kidneys with seasoned flour, add to the onion and bacon mixture. Saute for 5 mins.
  4. Add tea, bring to the boil, season with salt and pepper to taste, add mushrooms and herbs.
  5. Cover and cook for 20 mins.
  6. Just before serving, stir in cream, heat mixture through but do not allow to boil. Serve with rice.