Moroccan lamb stew

Recipe from: 9 May 2014
recipes stews lamb spicy

Ingredients 24
Servings 4
Time 00:30

Ingredients

  • For the spice rub:
  • 1
    tsp
    coriander seeds
  • 1
    tsp
    cumin seeds
  • 1
    whole star anise
  • 2
    tsp
    fennel seeds
  • 2
    birdseye chillies - chopped fine
  • 1
    tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 2
    tsp
    salt
  • 2
    tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 2
    tsp
    smoked paprika
  • For the rest:
  • 1
    onion - peeled and chopped fine
  • 2
    garlic cloves - peeled and chopped fine
  • 15
    ml
    olive oil
  • 800
    g
    lamb stew pieces
  • 1
    cup
    hot water
  • 2
    tsp
    dry oregano
  • A sprig of fresh rosemary
  • 1
    can
    chopped and peeled tomatoes
  • 1
    whole stick cinnamon
  • 3
    carrots - peeled and cut into rounds
  • 3/4
    cup
    dried apricots
  • ½
    cup
    flaked almonds
  • Fresh coriander to serve
 

Method

02:00
 
Add all the spices for the spice rub in a pestle and mortar, grind until fine.  This might take a little effort – let those biceps work, girl!
   
Rub the pieces of lamb with the spice rub and set aside.
   
In a medium sized cast iron pot, add half the olive oil and sauté onion and garlic.

With a slotted spoon, remove the onion from the pot and transfer to a small bowl. Now add the rest of the oil, and brown the meat. 

You can also add a pinch or two of your spice rub if you have any left. Add the water to deglaze, lower the heat and add the rest of the ingredients and the onions except the almonds and coriander.

If you need more liquid to cover the meat, you can add more water, cover and simmer for 1 – 1 ½ hours. Keep checking and stirring every now and then.
   
Before serving, remove the whole cinnamon stick, sprinkle with flaked almonds and fresh coriander and serve with roasted garlic mash.

Recipe reprinted with permission of Anina'sRecipes. To see more recipes, click here.
 

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