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Fragrant Lamb and Date Tagine

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time50 mins

A beautiful Moroccan-inspired lamb stew served with couscous. Substantial and satisfying, this is the perfect dish for a lovely family dinner.

Fragrant Lamb and Date Tagine

 500 g lamb rump
 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
 1 onion finely diced
 300 g kumara, cut into small chunks
 1 red capsicum, deseeded and sliced
 1 tsp coriander
 1 tsp cumin
 2 tsp Moroccan Ras El Hanout
 1 ½ cups boiling water
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 10 dates cut in half and pit removed
 2 tbsp coriander
 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds, optional, to garnish
 cous cous for 4 people [4 handfuls approx]
 1 handful sliced toasted almonds

Heat the oil in a tagine or a large pan, add the onion and lamb, then quickly fry until the lamb is lightly browned.


Add the kumara, capsicum and spices, then mix well. Pour in 1 ½ cup boiling water and the tomato paste, then bring to the boil.


Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until kumara and lamb are tender, add the dates and continue to cook for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with coriander and pomegranate seeds.


Meanwhile, cook the couscous according to the packet instructions.


Serve the tagine with couscous topped with almonds.

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