Moroccan lamb Stew

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Ready In:
2hrs 40mins




  • Combine salt, pepper, cinnamon and allspice in a medium bowl.
  • Add the lamb and stir to coat with the spice mixture.
  • Heat olive oil in a heavy, large pot over medium high heat.
  • Working in batches, add lamb to the pot and brown on all sides, about 4 minutes for each batch.
  • Return all the lamb to the pot.
  • Add onion, garlic and ginger to the stew and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the wine and orange juice and bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat to a simmer, cooking for about 1 hours and 30 minutes, stirring every once in a while.
  • Grate the peel from the orange and set aside.
  • Segment the orange cutting off all the bitter white pith, and chop coarsely.
  • Add oranges and grated peel to lamb, cooking about 20 more minutes.
  • Stir in the parsley and honey, and more salt and pepper to your taste.

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  1. Very nice. I made it with stewing lamb in the slow cooker. Found the flavours a bit muddy, so added some fresh coriander to try and clear things up. Served over cous cous. A yummy meal, thanks for sharing this :)
  2. Excellent! Indeed an easy recipe and a crowd pleaser :) Couple of possible variations: - use perl onions instead of chopped. Brown them slightly before garlic and ginger. Add browned lamb after that. - A handfull or two of golden raisins could also add some sweetness. - I also tried blood oranges, nice kick..
  3. Lovely flavours and quick to make. I did add just one whole clove to give it an extra bite.
  4. Lovely subtle flavours great with rice. Easily prepared on friday for sunday lunch leaving steps 9-12 till the day. May be interesting to cook in slow cooker
  5. This was a very tasty stew and was quick to assemble (once I boned out the lamb). I did add plenty more fresh ground black pepper which was great with the orange flavours, and I would like to add some toasted almonds next time I make it.


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