Chanfana ou Lampantana

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This dish was typical of the Beira provinces in Mozambique where it was served at large gatherings. This dish is best prepared a day in advance and reheated. It is preferable to use an iron pot, but a good quality oven proof pot will do. Lamb may be used instead of goat.



  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place the meat and bacon in a pot and add the oil and lard.
  3. Add the onions, spices, herbs and seasonings.
  4. Cover completely with the wine.
  5. Cover the pot and place it in a very hot oven (200°C) for 1 hour.
  6. Remove the lit and stir.
  7. Add more wine if necessary.
  8. Cover the pot again and reduce the oven temperature of 100°C.
  9. Continue cooking, preferably overnight or until the meat is tender (the time taken will depend on the age of the lamb or goat).
  10. Serve with potatoes boiled in their jackets.