Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Ingredients

700 grams boned shoulder of lamb (weight after boning)
1 1/2 tablespoons seasoned flour
3 tablepoons oil
2 mediums onions sliced
2 green peppers de seeded and sliced
1 small head of fennel
425 ml wegetable stock
1 teaspoon x heaped grated root ginger or teaspoon ground ginge
110 grams dried apricots chopped
tablepoons lemon juice
1 salt and freshly milled black pepper

Preparation

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You will need a 2.5 litre) flameproof casserole
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Preheat oven to gas mark 2 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
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Start off by cutting the lamb into bite sized cubes removing any excess fat.
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Then coat the cubes in seasoned flour.
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Now heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan and fry the cubes of meat to seal and brown them nicely.
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So as not to overcrowd the pan and produce too much steam cook the meat in about 4 batches.
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As the pieces brown transfer them to the casserole.
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When all the meat is taken care of add another tablespoon of oil and cook the onions and pepper just to brown them a little at the edges too.
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Remove any green fronds from the fennel and reserve them.
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Cut off the top trim the root and cut the fennel in half and then in quarters. Transfer the peppers and onion to the meat and finally brown the fennel a little on all sides and then transfer that too to the casserole.
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Next add the ginger orange peel the stock and some seasoning and bring everything to simmering point.
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Finally crush the saffron to a powder with a pestle and mortar ladle a little of the hot liquid on to it and let it soak for 5 minutes and then pour it in with the rest.
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Stir and put a lid on and cook in the oven for 1 3/4 hour.
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After that add apricots and lemon juice replace the lid and cook for a further 15 minutes.
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This is very good served with brown rice.
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This is a typical North African dish where meat and fruit are simmered together. We think this one is a real discovery as new ideas for casseroles are hard to come by.

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Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

Monday, November 30, 2009 - 5:59pm

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