Monday, February 17, 2014

Lamb and date tagine recipe

Photo: Lamb and date tagine recipe

Tender meat mixes with spices and dried fruit in this traditional slow-cooked dish.

To Prep 0:30
To Cook 3:25


1 tablespoon sweet paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1.5 kg boneless lamb shoulder, fat trimmed, cut into 5cm pieces
625ml (2 1/2 cups) chicken stock
2 tomatoes, coarsely grated
1 large brown onion, coarsely grated
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon honey
1 x 2cm cinnamon stick
Large pinch of saffron threads
85g (1/2 cup) dried apricots
85g (1/2 cup) pitted dates, sliced
25g (1/4 cup) flaked almonds
1/3 cup fresh coriander sprigs
Cooked couscous, to serve


Step 1 Combine paprika, cumin, ginger, ground coriander and cayenne pepper in a glass or ceramic bowl. Season with pepper. Add the lamb and toss to coat. Cover and place in the fridge overnight to marinate.

Step 2 Preheat oven to 180°C. Transfer the lamb mixture to a 2.5L (10-cup) capacity ovenproof dish. Stir in the stock, tomato, onion, garlic, honey, cinnamon and saffron. Bake, covered, for 2 1/2 hours or until the lamb is almost tender.

Step 3 Stir in the apricots and dates. Season with salt. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes or until sauce thickens and lamb is tender.

Step 4 Meanwhile, cook the almonds in a large frying pan over medium heat for 3 minutes or until toasted. Set aside to cool.

Step 5 Transfer the lamb mixture to a serving dish and sprinkle with coriander sprigs and almonds. Serve with the couscous.


Energy 1870kJ
Fat saturated 5.50g
Fat Total 15.00g
Carbohydrate sugars g
Carbohydrate Total 25.00g
Dietary Fibre 5.00g
Protein 55.00g
Cholesterol mg
Sodium mg

All nutrition values are per serve.

Australian Good Taste - February 2008 , Page 102
Recipe by Alison Adams

Photography by Ben Dearnley

Save and share Lamb and date tagine recipe

Want to share this recipe with your family and friends? Click the button below to send them an email or save this to your favorite social network.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Addthis social buttons