Lamb Tagine

"A lovely sweet and spicy casserole from Morocco. Cook time doesn't include marinating time."
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Ready In:
2hrs 10mins
1 casserole




  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Place all the spices, lemon juice and oil in a small bowl and mix to form a paste.
  • Coat the lamb with the paste, cover and refrigerate overnight (or minimum 4 hours).
  • Heat a large pan on high, add lamb in batches and cook for 3-5 minutes or until well browned. Place browned lamb in a large casserole dish.
  • Pour the stock over lamb. Bake, covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Mix in the prunes and almonds and bake uncovered for another hour, or until lamb is tender.
  • Serve with couscous.

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  1. Excellent! Did not use any salt (my personal preference) and it was still very tasty. Loved the combination of spices and fruit/nuts. Will be making this again. Thanks Fairy Nuff!
  2. The spices in this are quite tasty, although next time I will use a little less salt. I loved the crunch of the almonds and the fruitiness of the plums. Cooking time was a bit less for us (about 20 minutes early). We enjoyed this with couscous and a salad. Thanks for sharing! ~Sue
  3. Dee-lish!! I used lamb chops and the ground cardamom was oh so heavenly. Served with whole wheat couscous, spinach salad and crusty bread. Huzzah! Reviewed for the Great Tangerine Hunt in N*A*M*E forum. ~td~
  4. Exceedingly delicious! My husband added 3/4 teaspoon of harissa, and cooked it in the oven in a tagine. He used boned shoulder of lamb. This is certain to be eaten in this home over and over again. Thanks for another great recipe Fairy.
  5. What a great recipe! Sweet and spicy, and very easy to make. I followed the recipe pretty closely - had to pry cardamom seeds out of their pods because I didn't have any ground - and it turned out really well. My boyfriend loved it. I served this with jewelled couscous.


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