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Moroccan Lamb Tajine Recipe

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Make the ultimate Moroccan lamb dish at home! Our recipe for a traditional Tajine of lamb meat features our mild and tender New Zealand Lamb, simmered to tender perfection and seasoned with classic Middle Eastern spices. 

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Yield: 4 to 6 people

Moroccan Lamb Tajine Recipe Instructions

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ tbsp. ground paprika
  • 1 ½ tbsp. ginger powder
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. cumin powder
  • 2 pounds of lamb cubes
  • ½ pound bacon, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbs. olive oil
  • 2 cups tomato tomato pure
  • 2 14 oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice
  • 1tbsp. orange zest
  • 4 oz. dried apricots, halved
  • 2 oz. dates, halved
  • 2 oz. raisins
  • 1 tsp. saffron threads
  • 1 cups lamb stock
  • 1 tbsp. honey

Directions

  1. Mix all the spices except the saffron, then separate into two bowls.
  2. Mix the lamb and bacon in a bowl and add one portion of spices. Toss to combine and reserve.
  3. Heat a large pot with 1 ½ tbsp of olive oil. Add the onions, garlic and the second portion of spices, then cook over low heat, stirring every now and then until they're soft but not brown. Reserve warm in the same pot.
  4. Heat oil in a heavy saucepan, then add the lamb and bacon mix, season with salt and cook until browned. Transfer to the pot with onions and garlic, and deglaze the pan with half of the tomato puree. Cook for 1 minute, scraping the pan to get the browned bits, then add that sauce to the lamb pot.
  5. Add tomato puree, orange juice, orange zest, apricots, dates, raisins, saffron, lamb stock and honey and bring to a boil for 2 minutes in high heat. Lower the heat and cook for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  6. Place in a tajine and serve.

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