Montagu Aromatic Beef Stew with Peaches


750 g cubed beef
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
30 – 45 ml oil
2 onions, quartered
2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 sticks celery, roughly chopped
5 ml cinnamon
5 ml cumin
5 ml ground coriander
2 bay leaves
375 – 500 ml beef stock
250 g Montagu Yellow cling peaches
125 ml Montagu raw almonds
Fresh coriander and mint to serve


Season the beef with salt and pepper to taste. 
Heat the oil and brown the meat in batches.  Set aside. 
In the same oil, fry the onion until golden.
Add a bit more oil if necessary. 
Add the garlic and celery and fry for 1 more minute. 
Add the cinnamon, cumin and ground coriander. 
Fry for 1 minute. 
Add the beef, bay leaves, 375 ml stock and the peaches. 
Simmer over low heat for 1 hour or until the meat is soft. 
Add more stock if needed.  Add the almonds just before serving. 
Serve on couscous and garnish with coriander and mint.
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