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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
1

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

2

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.

3

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.

4

Meanwhile, cook the couscous according to the packet instructions.

5

Serve the tagine with couscous topped with almonds.

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