Lamb and Cardoon Tagine With Preserved Lemons (Fatna Kotni)

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

I found this on the web when I found no recipes using cardoon/cardon/Khorchef/Wild Artichoke/Spanish Artichoke. This ingredient is highlighted as a typical North African/Middle Eastern ingredient in 9/07 Topic of the Month. Seems there should be at least ONE recipe here. ;) Besides, it looks really tasty!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For the lamb, in a medium saucepan over high heat, bring all of the ingredients to a boil. Reduce the heat, and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from the heat, season, and set aside keeping warm.
  2. For the cardoons, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine all of the ingredients and mix to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for one hour, or until tender. Remove from the heat and set aside keeping warm.
  3. To finish the tagine, preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Spoon the lamb into the center of a tagine and arrange the cardoons on top. Place in the oven until warmed through, about 15 minutes.
  4. To serve, spoon some preserved lemon and olives on top of the tagine.