"Tagines are Moroccan slow-cooked meat, fruit and vegetable dishes which are almost invariably made with mutton. Using lamb cuts down the cooking time, but if you can find good hogget (older than lamb, younger than mutton, commonly labeled 'baking legs' and sold cheaply) that will do very well." — MAX BOSIO
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onions, peeled and sliced into rings
lamb meat, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes
ground coriander seed
salt to taste
ground black pepper
pears - peeled, cored and cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
blanched slivered almonds
These spices look great, but for the love of Morocco, do NOT serve over rice. If you want to serve over something, use couscous and omit the almonds.
This tagine was just ok. It wasn't my favorite, but my boyfriend did enjoy it. I thought the dish lacked flavor...and I even tried adding some extra flavor to it while it was cooking. Also for me, the dish took quite a bit longer to cook than what was instructed. Also, mine turned out too watery...and this was after I left the lid off for some time.
i added 1TBS of Lemon juice half a cube of cubed chicken stock an extra tsp of cumin and a bay leaf. it tasted alot better.
Tasty and easy way to serve lamb. I made a few substitutes to accommodate the ingredients I had on hand. I substituted sultana raisins for the golden, and MacIntosh apples for the pears. Rather than add the almonds to the dish I toasted sliced almonds and sprinkled them on top just before serving. I served the lamb over couscous rather than rice and used a side dish of a sweet potato casserole. This was a nice combination of flavors that complimented each other and was rich and flavorful. In addition I used my slow cooker rather than cooking it in the oven.
This recipe for Lamb Tagine was simply wonderful! And it was so easy to make - I'll definitely be making this next time I host a dinner party. Also, I served this over couscous instead of rice.
I thought this recipe was delicious! I love spice so i pretty much doubled the spices and left out the almonds as i didn't have any on hand. I also served mine over couscous instead of rice. Great flavor!
I enjoyed this recipe. It reminded me of an actual "tagine" dish I had in Morocco. Based on other reviewers using broth instead of water, I threw in a cube of lamb buillon and I think it was a good choice. (I'm residing in England; I'm not sure you can get lamb buillon in the States.) I also let the pears sit in some lemon juice and cinnamon while the lamb was stewing, and I served it with couscous. My husband didn't like it as much as I did, and I'm guessing the combination of textures and the sweetness being rather unusual for the American palate is why this recipe has some lower ratings. But I thought the almonds, pears, and raisins with the sauce and couscous was the best part!
I decided to try this recipe for a Moroccan themed holiday dinner this year. It turned out great! I did have to tweek it a little. I used chicken breast instead of lamb and I followed the advice of previous posts and doubled all of the spices. I also served it with couscous instead of rice. That is a much better option. Overall, it was a big hit!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/5 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 131
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