Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Moroccan Lamb Recipe

Everyone across Morocco is eating lamb tonight, as it's the Aid al-Adhar celebration. As it's cold and wet in Fez, and The View from Fez thought you might like a very simple, winter-warming lamb tagine recipe. Broad beans and artichokes are on the souk vegetable stalls now, so this is perfect.

Lamb, Artichoke and Broad Bean Tagine (for 6)
pinch of saffron threads, soaked in hot water
1,5kg cubed lamb from shoulder or leg
1 bunch parsley
1 bunch coriander
3 tbsp olive oil
1 slice onion
2 cloves garlic, crushed
250ml stock
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tin artichoke hearts, rinsed and drained, or if you have plenty of time, use fresh ones
500g shelled broad beans
1 preserved lemon, rind only, cut into slivers
coriander sprigs and harissa to serve

1. Heat the oil in the tagine (or large saucepan). Add the lamb in batches and brown. Remove from pan.
2. Add the onion to the tagine and cook until soft. Return the meat to the tagine with the garlic, pour in the stock and add the spices, saffron and bunches of herbs. Bring to the boil, cover tightly, turn down the heat and leave to cook for an hour or more, until the meat is tender.
3. Stir in the artichoke hearts, broad beans and preserved lemon, cook for another 30 minutes.
4. To serve, remove the herb bunches, season to taste, and garnish with fresh coriander sprigs. A bowl of harissa on the side adds spice.

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Anonymous said...

The ingredients are well balanced .The recipe is traditional haute cuisine.
The meat, specially if shanks are used must be overcooked.Yammy!.
I am glad I didn't find in this recipe all the spices and herbs we use to cook snails.

Anonymous said...

I am in love with the Moroccan cuisine. would be grateful if you could post one day the authentic recipe for chicken tajin (with za3faran):)
million thanks,
Eman- Le Caire!

Helen Ranger said...

Hi Eman
I'll try and find that recipe for you!

Anonymous said...

many thanks Lumen. very kind of you. looking forward to my next month's visit to Fez: cultural heritage and the yummy food!

Anonymous said...

It’s awesome and delicious especially when it is snowing outside and you’re stuck inside the house! hmm… :)