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Tagine Of Lamb With Dried Apricots And Orange Flower Water

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Ingredients
  Curry powder 1 Tablespoon
  Ras el hanout 2 Tablespoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Olive oil 4 Tablespoon, divided
  Lamb shoulder 3 Pound, cut in to chunks
  Onions 2 , thinly sliced
  Lamb consomme/Beef stock 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Crumbled saffron threads 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Chopped dried apricots 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Diced turnips 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sliced yellow squash 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sliced zucchini 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange flower water 1 Tablespoon (Or More)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine curry powder, ras el hanout, coriander and 2 tablespoons olive oil
2. Add the cubed lamb to the bowl and toss with the marinade to mix well.
3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight, allowing the meat to marinate and soak in flavors of the herb.

MAKING
4. Remove the meat from the refrigerator, 15 minutes before cooking.
5. Use a large heavy bottomed saucepan or a Dutch oven.
6. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in the skillet, over medium heat.
7. Add meat to the hot oil and brown. You could also brown meat in batches.
8. To the meat, add the onions and sauté till soft and lightly browned.
9. Pour in the consommé and water. Sprinkle saffron and stir to combine with the meat.
10. Cover the skillet or casserole and simmer meat on low flame, for 1 hour, until meat is tender.

FINALIZING
11. Once meat is cooked, Stir in the apricots and turnips and simmer for another 30 minutes.
12. Add the squash at the last 5-10 minutes of cooking.
13. Check the seasoning, adjust to taste.
14. Last add the orange flower water according to taste.

SERVING
15. Serve the stew over bed of cous cous or steamed basmati rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Lamb
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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