Saturday, February 13, 2010

Lamb Tagine

This recipe was closely adapted from Southern Living's Slow-Cooker Cookbook. The recipe called for beef consomme and frozen pearl onions, which I didn't have. Thus, I used beef broth and a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste and yellow onions. The recipe wasn't untasty, just lacked a punch. If I try it again, I would up the spices and maybe add some cumin or something with heat. The dish thickened up nicely, so I did not add any flour at the end. As for a side, the recipe recommended serving with couscous, but I served it with some quinoa. (recipe at the end)


1.5 lbs boneless leg of lamb, cubed
2 Tbs honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp saffron threads, crushed
10.5 oz beef broth, mixed with 2 Tbs tomato paste
1 med onion, chopped
1/2 c prunes, cut into bite-sized pieces

Salt and pepper the lamb cubes and brown in a skillet coated with olive oil. Drain and add to slowcooker.

Whisk together honey - broth mixture. Pour over meat. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Add onions and prunes, cook another 2 hours until tender.

Serves 4.

1 c uncooked quinoa
2 med carrots, chopped
1/2 med onion, chopped
2 c chicken broth

Saute carrots and onion in olive oil until tender and beginning to brown. Combine all other ingredients with carrot/onion mixure and bring to a boil. Cover and cook on low for 25 minutes, until liquid has been absorbed.

1 comment:

  1. That sounds excellent. I love a well-made tagine, and Southern Living has such tasty recipes. Thank you for sharing this one with us.

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