Lamb and date tagine with pomegranate couscous

The jewel in the crown of Moroccan cuisine; the tagine is a stew that takes its name from the pot in which it is slow cooked, traditionally over an open fire, or bed of charcoal. Check out our version of this delicious meal with this Lamb and date tagine recipe…Hope you enjoy it!

lamb and date tagine

Lamb and date tagine with pomegranate couscous

A tagine was originally cooked in the leftover heat of the bakers’ ovens in Morocco. The pot is filled with meat, dried fruit and vegetables and a small amount of liquid. It’s then left to cook for hours on slow heat, producing the most gooey and droolingly delicious stew.

As a matter of fact, the best of the tagines have local ingredients- preserved lemon, argan oil, saffron and other necessary ingredients.

All the bread lovers out there would be glad to acknowledge the fact that bread is eaten with almost every tagine dish and you’ll be reminiscing the bread and pasta combination all over again!

The Moroccans eat their tagine from the pot itself as using another utensil to eat the same is too mainstream, right? They keep the pot with themselves and dip bread in it and have their food.

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Lamb and date tagine with pomegranate couscous
lamb tagine
Course Dinner
Cuisine Moroccan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Dinner
Cuisine Moroccan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
lamb tagine
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan and gently cook the onions, ginger and garlic for 10 minutes, until softened. Add all the spices and cook for 5 minutes, then add the lamb and cook for a further 10 minutes.
    tagine
  2. Add the dates, tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer gently for 2½-3 hours, until the lamb is very tender.
  3. Place the couscous, oil and lemon zest and juice in a bowl and cover with 600ml boiling water. Cover and leave to cool completely, then use a fork to fluff up the couscous and stir in the mint and pomegranate seeds.
    couscous
  4. Serve the couscous with the tagine and garnish with citrus wedges.
    lamb tagine
Recipe Notes

recipe adapted from deliciousmagazine.co.uk

 

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