Tagine of Lamb with Prunes

I made half the portion of this sweet, delicious Tagine of Lamb with Prunes recipe is from Cooking at the Kasbah cookbook. It was a little unusal for our taste becuase I usually cook meat as a spicy dish and not sweet.

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground ginger
2 lbs lamb 2" chunks
2 onions
1 cup chicken broth
8 threads Spanish saffron, toasted and crushed
15 fresh cilantro sprigs tied with a cotton string
1 cup pitted prunes
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp pepper
salt to taste
1 tbsp sesame seeds toasted
crusty bread to serve

Heat the oil over medium high heat and saute the lamb with the turmeric and ginger, when the meat is well coated and lightly browned after about 2 to 3 minutes, add 1 finely diced onion. Then add the broth, saffron and cilantro. Cover and cook in medium low heat for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours until the meat is fork tender.

Discard the cilantro, and remove the meat from the gravy and keep it in a preheated 200F oven until it is ready to be served. Bring the sauce to a simmer and add the other finely sliced onion, prunes, honey, cinnamon, pepper and salt. Cook until the mixture thickens for about 6 to 8 minutes then spoon the prune sauce over the meat and sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving with warm bread.
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  1. To me it sounds like truly delicious dish.. lamb and prunes should taste great together.

  2. innovative n yumy luking combp realy.must try this if get a chance.

  3. Nice combination of spices. I bet your lamb was delicious!

  4. Looks very very flavourful and tasty!

  5. this looks really different from our usual preparations...

  6. Interesting to cook meat in a sweet dish, wouldnt mind trying it to kill my curiosity:D

  7. Lamb and prunes, what a great combination, i'm sure it's delicious!

  8. I love such one pot dishes...they capture all flavors of the ingredients and end up being so healthy.

  9. Adding prunes is new to me. love d the addition.

  10. yumm I love tagines, never tasted a real one but love making them at home, Your version looks delicious

  11. Prunes makes an interesting addition in tagine na, i usually add pickled lemons wedges, delicious lamb tagine.

  12. I must try cooking a tagine sometime. This looks delicious. :)

  13. Love Tagine and have not had for a while! This looks absolutely delicious with prune. Thank you for the inspiration:)

  14. Never tried such a combo, sounds delicious!

  15. Hi Akheela, this dish look so inviting and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    Have a wonderful day. Regards.

  16. The real question is whether or not you would make it a second time :). It looks so interesting and the flavours are definitely Moroccan

    1. Hi Giz you raise a good point, I will probably make it one more time with a little less prunes :)

  17. This sounds absolutely scrumptious, Akheela. Very flavorful. I can't wait to try it.


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