Saturday, October 17, 2009

Moroccan lamb with apricots, almonds & mint


This hearty and healthy stew is perfect to share with your friends and family

Ingredients - serves 4
2 tbsp olive oil
550g lean lamb , cubed
1 onion , chopped
2 garlic cloves , crushed
700ml lamb or chicken stock
grated zest and juice 1 orange
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp clear honey
175g ready-to-eat dried apricots
3 tbsp chopped fresh mint
25g ground almonds
25g toasted flaked almonds
steamed broccoli and couscous , to serve

Method
1. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole. Add the lamb and cook over a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until evenly browned, stirring often. Remove the lamb to a plate, using a slotted spoon.

2. Stir the onion and garlic into the casserole and cook gently for 5 minutes until softened. Return the lamb to the pot. Add the stock, zest and juice, cinnamon, honey and salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat, cover and cook gently for 1 hour.

3. Add the apricots and two-thirds of the mint and cook for 30 minutes until the lamb is tender. Stir in the ground almonds to thicken the sauce. Serve with the remaining mint and toasted almonds scattered over the top.

Nutrition per serving
441 kcalories, protein 34g, carbohydrate 23g, fat 24 g, saturated fat 6g, fibre 0g, salt 0 g

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2002.

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