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    Moroccan Lamb Shank With Couscous

    Moroccan Lamb Shank With Couscous. Photo by NoOnionNoGarlic

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    3 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    3 hrs

    NoOnionNoGarlic's Note:

    This lamb shank dish is a winter staple in my family, and is very easy to make as long as you have all the spices in the cupboard. A great sunday dinner in a wintery night.

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    1. 1
      Mix ground cumin, coriander, paprika and fennel seeds in a bowl. Put the olive oil in a big sauce pan with lid or a casserole in medium heat. When the oil is hot, put in the mixed spices. Fry them for 1-2 minutes until you can smell the lovely fragrance of the spices. Add ginger and chili, fry for a further 1 minute.
    2. 2
      Add lamb shanks in the pan, make sure the shanks are coated with the spices while browning the meat. After the lamb shanks are nice and brown, add the chopped tomatoes, and cook for 2-3 minutes.
    3. 3
      Add chicken stock into the pan, make sure the lamb shanks are largely covered, and bring it to boil. Add cinnamon stick, salt and honey to the pot, cover the pan with the lid and reduce the heat to let it simmer for 30 minutes.
    4. 4
      After 30 minutes, adjust the seasoning to your preference. Let the lamb continue to cook for another 2 hours, and turn the lamb shanks over every 30 minutes, and add additional water if the stocks becomes a bit dry.
    5. 5
      After 2 hours and 30 minutes, add the chopped apricots, figs and almond flakes to the lamb, and continue to cook for another 30 minutes. The meat should be almost falling off the bones by now.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, put couscous in a large bowl, and cover with the sauce from the lamb. The liquid should be enough to cover the couscous with a finger width of extra water on the top. Cover the bowl with the lid from the pot for about 5 minutes. This would allow the couscous to soak up all the flavours. Uncover the bowl, and fluff the couscous up with a fork. Sprinkle some of the chopped coriander and mix.
    7. 7
      Divide the couscous up into 2 bowls, and dish out the lam shank on top of the couscous. Don’t forget to put some of that lovely sauce on top of the dish. And finally, sprinkle some of the chopped coriander on top.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 17, 2014


      Just finished eating it. Absolutely to die for.

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    • on October 27, 2012


      This is a great way to celebrate lamb! Warmly spicy and great favors!

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    Nutritional Facts for Moroccan Lamb Shank With Couscous

    Serving Size: 1 (889 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1381.8
    Calories from Fat 430
    Total Fat 47.8 g
    Saturated Fat 15.9 g
    Cholesterol 249.7 mg
    Sodium 568.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 142.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 13.2 g
    Sugars 48.8 g
    Protein 95.2 g

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