Grant their wishes: 20% off $150+ with code GOGOGIFTS. Go, go, gifts » details
Enter code GOGOGIFTS at checkout. Offer valid through 11:59pm ET 12/11/16. U.S. only. Certain restrictions and exclusions apply.
🔕 🔔
Loading…

My Basket ()

All questions

What can I use instead of quince to stuff with lamb?

I'm trying to make Yotam Ottolenghi's lamb-stuffed quince, but quince is out of season! Is there another fruit that I could use with this recipe? http://www.ottolenghi.co...

asked by EMc over 1 year ago
7 answers 1371 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
Nancy

Nancy is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

for a similar (but obviously not identical) taste and texture, use apples, pears or a mixture of the two. maybe even use baby turnips in the mix, which will provide a similar texture but a sharper taste.

Fe799a87 03cf 4bcc 8624 4adea07551ab  fb avatar
EMc
added over 1 year ago

Thank you! I'll go for pears because the apple selection will probably be mediocre at this time of year.

88afa98e fd9c 4e61 af72 03658638b6cb  eight ball 600px
cv
added over 1 year ago

The only major apple variety that is currently in season is the Gravenstein which is superb. The regular apple season doesn't start until fall.

The Gravensteins have been at my local farmers market for the past month.

8f5038ed 8aca 4d33 aef7 8a0ce63adc40  img00019 20100929 0432 1
sexyLAMBCHOPx

Chops is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

Figs or a date/nut mixture would work.

730e314f caf5 438f 9a9a 998057ffb9ff  20151109 150352
Susan W

Susan W is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

The problem is that this is such a fall dish. You could use a pear. Maybe a Bosc. Maybe a tart apple. They aren't a perfect substitute, but it's as close as it gets.

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 1 year ago

apples are related, but to substitute something for quince might really change the recipe. had you thought maybe about picking a different recipe with ingredients that available now? such as pomegranate walnut middle eastern sort of stuffing with appropriate herbs and spices?

23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 1 year ago

oops sorry i misread that to be quince stuffing for lamb, not lamb stuffing for quince.