Morrocan Lamb & Dates

Recipe by BonusMeals
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READY IN: 4hrs
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Remove the lamb from the bone, trimming off some/most of the fat to your preference. Cube the meat and place in a bowl.
  • Boil up the bones to make ~ 2 pints of stock – leave to simmer for an hour. Once cooled, run through a sieve and refrigerate until required. (Trim off any scraps from the bone and feed to any nearby salivating pets).
  • Whilst the stock is simmering, place the cumin and sesame seeds into a pestle and pound them. Add the remaining marinade ingredients and mix well.
  • Thoroughly mix the marinade into the meat, cover the bowl with cling film (plastic wrap) and refrigerate for 4 hours, or ideally overnight.
  • Allow the lamb to return to room temperature, mix well (to coat evenly with marinade), and sear in a hot frying pan - only adding further oil if required. Place the seared meat into a large casserole.
  • Soften the dates and apricots in the frying pan, then de-glaze the pan with some of the stock. Add to the casserole.
  • Add half the fresh coriander and the ground almonds to the casserole along with the remaining stock. Place in the oven on 140C (284F) for 2 ½ to 3 hours or until the meat is very tender and the stock has reduced to a thick sauce (check a couple of times during cooking and add a little water if necessary / it too much stock remains, remove lid and simmer on the hobs until thickened).
  • Remove from the oven, transfer to a warmed serving dish and sprinkle with the flaked almonds and coriander. Serve with couscous / Ras el Hanout couscous.
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