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Lamb and Prune Tajine

Hello my dear food lovers!

Here is today a recipe that I do very often. So often actually that I wonder why I didn’t share it before here…
Let me introduce my lamb and prune tajine.

This recipe is the perfect family dish. I love to cook it when we are plenty around the table. This meals means sharing, smiling and sunshine!!

And what I love even the most is that I always make more in order to have leftovers!! Because when you heat it again, this lamb and prune tajine gets even yummier.

Honestly, there’s no big issue when you make this dish, and it’s not that long to prepare. My first advice: make sure to have enough time for a slow cooking. Your meat will be so much better: tender, tasty with all the spices, the herbs, the honey. This is going to melt into your mouth!!

My second advice: be generous when adding spices.

I suggest to combine this lamb and prune tajine with zucchini and purple turnips, but you can do it with many other vegetables: butternut, celery root, carrots, potatoes, etc.

And as far as side dish is concerned, semolina is an obvious choice. With curcuma powder you’ll have a great taste and a lovely yellow color.

The utensils:

A cutting board and a sharp knife

A 26 cm diameter cast iron casserole.

Let’s have a look?

The recipe, Chef!

Lamb and Prune Tajine

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Serves: 6 Difficulty: Easy Price: $$
Cooking Time: 3 hours

Ingredients

  • 1,2 kg lamb shoulder cut in cubes
  • 3-4 thin zucchini
  • 6 little purple turnips
  • 250 g prunes
  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 20 g butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetal oil
  • 1 handful fresh coriander
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Curcuma
  • Paprika
  • Ground ginger
  • Ground coriander

Instructions

1

Peel and cut the vegetables. Chop the onion.

2

Melt the butter with the oil in the cocotte. Roast the lamb cubes with salt until golden on each side.

3

Set aside on a plate. Fry the onion in the cocotte.

4

Add the garlic, then the turnip cubes. Cook for 4-5 minutes.

5

Add the lamb cubes and the juice that you may have in the plate. Add the zucchini pieces.

6

Lower the heat.

7

Add one glass of water.

8

Add the spices, seasonings, fresh herbs and honey.

9

Place the prunes.

10

Let cook slowly for 1 hour with cover.

11

Mix gently during cooking.

12

Check the sauce seasoning with spices, salt and pepper.

13

Let cook slowly again for 1 hour and a half with cover.

14

Check seasoning again before serving.

Notes

You can serve with roasted almonds and sesame seeds.

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