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Morrocan Olive Lamb Tagine

This Olive tagine recipe is spicy and melts in the mouth. After a few minutes of preparation, you can easily do the rest with a few instructions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: lamb
Cuisine: Morrocan
Keyword: lamb
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 302kcal
Author: Asma

Ingredients

  • 3 onions peeled
  • 1 1/2 lbs of lamb chops peel
  • The juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 lemon cut into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 Pinch of hot pepper
  • 1 Small handful of chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 Small piece of ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 red pepper seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 pinch of saffron
  • 250 ml of lamb stock
  • 1 tablespoon of mashed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups of pitted green or black kalamata olives
  • 1 Small handful of chopped coriander
  • Couscous or crusty bread to serve

Instructions

  • Cut the onions in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
  • Place the lamb, lemon peel, spices, parsley and onion in half a large bowl, and season with the spices
  • Use your hands to mix the mixture until everything is very well combined
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet or casserole with a lid, then add the remaining onion, ginger, pepper and saffron.
  • Braise the meat for about 5 minutes or until the onions soften and start to take a golden color
  • Add in the lemon juice, stock, tomato paste and olives, then bring to a boil.
  • Add the meat chops, then reduce the heat, cover the cooking pot and cook for 20 minutes, turning the meat a few times. Remove the lid, then add the coriander and lemon slices, and tuck them between the meat chops.
  • Add in the potatoes, chopped into chunks and cook uncovered for another 14 minutes, until the liquid thickens up a bit.
  • Once the Tagine gets the thickness you want, remove from the heat
  • Serve and enjoy your Tagine hot with fresh dry bread or couscous.

Nutrition

Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 18.5g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Potassium: 702.9mg | Fiber: 2.8g | Sugar: 2.4g