Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Simply Beef and Lamb - #LivePeasant - Lamb Tagine with Pomegranates

Simply Beef and Lamb are promoting their campaign #LivePeasant encouraging people to cook simple, tasty and nutritious meals for their families.

Tagine is a Moroccan style stew, cooked long and slow and often with things like apricots, dates, figs are added towards the end of the cooking. When we visited Morocco a few years back Mr R said how delicious the tagine we were having for dinner was.  He was quite surprised when I pointed out that it had dates and figs in it, both of which he had said he didn't like but the long cooking had transformed it into a great dinner experience.

The second of the #LivePeasant recipe that I have cooked is Lamb Tagine with Pomegranates.
Most of the core ingredients will be in your fridge, freezer or cupboard but you may have to source the tagine paste or tagine spice paste. I had tagine spices so mixed with a tin of chopped tomatoes and just added a bit less water.
If you want to make this recipe at home here is the complete version:-

Lamb Tagine With Pomegranates                                                   Serves 4-6

Preparation time: 20-25 minutes
Cooking time: approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes

675gm lean boneless lamb shoulder or leg, cut into 2.5cm cubes
30ml oil
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 x 170gm jar tagine paste or 45ml tagine spice paste
450ml hot water
Salt & freshly milled pepper
3-4 dried apricots, roughly chopped, 45ml freshly chopped coriander
30ml fresh pomegranate seeds.

1. Heat the oil in a large 1.7l ovenproof casserole/dish, add onions and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes.

2. Add the paste and lamb. Cook 4-6 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the water. Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 2 hours. You can cook this on the hob or in a low oven (170oC/325oF/Gas mark 3).
4. 20 minutes before the end of the cooking time add the apricots. Cover and continue to cook for the remainder of the cooking time. If it is too thick you can add a bit of very hot water to thin down.
5.Garnish with the coriander and pomegranate seeds and serve with steamed couscous or rice.
This is a sponsored post. All opinions and photos are my own.

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