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Ragout served after Lebanese starters amid belly-dancing? (5)


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'ragout' is the definition.
(I know that salmi is a type of ragout)

'lebanese starters amid belly-dancing?' is the wordplay.
'starters' suggests taking the first letters (the letters which start the words).
'amid' indicates putting letters inside.
'belly-dancing?' becomes 'sami' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
The initial letter of 'lebanese' is 'l'.
'l' put within 'sami' is 'SALMI'.

'served after' acts as a link.
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(Other definitions for salmi that I've seen before include "game dish" , "Game ragout" , "Casserole" , "game stew" .)

I've seen this clue in the Sydney Morning Herald.
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