Sunday, May 1, 2011

Moroccan Inspired Lamb Stew

So Easter weekend I got some lamb chops and then asked on the Chow and Chatter facebook page and on twitter for recipe idea's got some amazing ones, but a lot for leg of lamb, I had chops after reading some blogs and idea's tweeted I decided to make something Inspired by Morocco. I love their cuisine and the use of fruit in savory dishes. But those suggestions will be sure handy when I buy the leg of lamb :-)

  • 3 lamb chopped chopped up
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of fennel seeds
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • about 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro 
  • a little grated grapefruit rind
  • 5-6 chopped dried apricots
  • one chopped of diced plum tomatoes
  • one can of chick peas
  • one teaspoon ginger/garlic paste
  • one pack of cous cous with frozen vegetables added
  • 4 chopped shallots
  • one stick of cinnamon

  1. mix the spices together 
  2. then add to lamb as a rub
  3. heat some olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan and saute the shallots for 3 minutes
  4. add the lamb and brown add water as needed to stop it sticking
  5. then add cilantro, ginger/garlic paste and grapefruit rind and cinnamon
  6. add can of tomatoes and chick peas and about 1/2 - 1 cup of water  
  7. simmer for 45 min to one hour
  8. serve with cous cous 

Today I am busy packing for our trip to the UK tomorrow to see all the family, we will see my hubby's family in London and our new Nephew first and stay with my brother and his girlfriend. We are then taking the train to Scotland for a week to visit my parents, back to England to see my hubby's parents who fingers crossed will be flying in from India, his sister and my Grandparents. Will be a fun filled time seeing everyone and its hard to believe the next time I go will be with two little ones!

Have a great start to the week everyone much love, will add some posts from there :-), maybe beautiful countryside, fun British dishes and a recipe or two from my Grandma got any requests?


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