Arni Me Araka (Lamb With Peas)

Course : Greek
Serves: 6
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3 pounds lamb
1/2 pound butter or margarine
4 medium scallions -- chopped
1 1/2 pounds tomatoes -- peeled, strained or
1 tablespoon tomato paste + 2 c. water
1 tablespoon dill -- chopped
1 tablespoon parsley -- chopped
1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste
4 pounds peas -- shelled, washed
2 tablespoon water as needed

Preparation / Directions:

Cut meat into 1 1/2" cubes (approx.). Wash and drain. Brown butter in a pot. Add meat and brown well. Add scallions, and cook until soft but not dark. Add tomatoes (or diluted tomato paste), dill, parsley, salt and pepper. Simmer about20 minutes Add peas and an addt'l 1 cup water. Cover, simmer until all liquid is absorbed and only butter remains as a sauce

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