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Saturday, December 03, 2005

Lamb Tagine Recipe

Due to popular demand and extreme salivation, here is the recipe!
Tagines are the terracotta dishes in which the meat was usually cooked over a charcoal fire. Nowadays, they are only used for service.
There may be other versions of Lamb Tagines, this one is my favourite.

1 lb diced leg of lamb
1 lb lamb mince
1 small chopped onion
1 tbsp tomato puree
1tsp chilli
1 tsp paprika
2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
4 tbsp chopped coriander
2 tbsp cumin powder
2 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs
1 egg
1 tin drained chickpeas
Lightly fry half the onion and 1 clove garlic add the diced lamb and brown on a medium heat.
Add 1tbsp cumin, the chilli and paprika, 2 pints of water, season and cook on a low heat for an hour or until tender.
In the meantime place the mince in a large bowl and add ½ onion, egg, 1tsp cumin, 2 tbsp coriander and shape into small cocktail sausages. Shallow fry them until they are nice and firm.
When the lamb is cooked turn to simmer and add the sausages and chickpeas.
Cook for 10 minutes, sprinkle with chopped coriander and serve with lemon- flavoured couscous.


Blogger iluvnyc said...

wow... what other talents you have now? :)

3/12/05 12:34 AM  
Blogger hobbes said...

omg - sounds sooo good. Might try to make it this w/e. Only one thing... what happens to the breadcrumbs?

3/12/05 2:40 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

This sounds really good...although I have to confess, I have never eaten lamb. Also, I wonder....what is your favourite dessert recipe?

3/12/05 3:17 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Mmmmm :)

3/12/05 6:56 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

wow. another savoury dish. I will try to make this. I think my hubby would really love this! Thank you cream you are generous to your faithful readers.

3/12/05 7:41 AM  
Blogger cream said...

iluvnyc, as I said before, I'm a Jack of all trades, master of none!

Hobbes, you passed the test! You read the post from start to finish! The breadcrumbs are added to mince to lighten the meatballs.

Janet, my favourite dessert although absolutely loaded with calories, is Sticky Toffee Pudding with caramel sauce and Vanilla ice cream! Never eaten Lamb? Any reason why not?

Yes, Penny, Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm....

Val, it is a very simple dish. I am sure your husband will love it if he likes meat.
The philosophy is share, share, share, Val...Costs nothing and just the fact that somebody reads this, is my recompense!

3/12/05 8:40 AM  
Blogger L'Oiseau said...

Miam miam!
Just a shame lamb is sooo expensive... but I think this is a meal for next week...

3/12/05 9:22 AM  
Blogger cream said...

L'oiseau, lamb might be expensive in France but in England, it's ok. A decent leg for a tenner!
Will have to fly you one! A flying leg! What a sight!
But you can use chicken instead. Don't cook it as long!

3/12/05 9:28 AM  
Blogger DCveR said...

I always try to use different meats when I see a lamb recipe, I don't like lamb, too sweet.

3/12/05 10:10 AM  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

I am going to do this with tofu. I love tofu.

3/12/05 10:36 AM  
Blogger cream said...

DC, I am a true Omnivore! Anything goes as long as it's cooked properly. Had a Favada on Thursday night! Ahhhhhh....

GG, I am gonna dedicate a vegie recipe just for you! I have tried tofu but I didn't appreciate it. I was Too Full... Laugh if you dare!

3/12/05 10:57 AM  
Blogger Caribbean Colors said...

More! More! More! I love your recipes, and photos are delicious! I used to have a clay pot oven for baking a roast in - way back when - in my old life. I traded it in for my new life of fish and rice-n-beans. I miss that old clay oven sometimes, it made the most moist and flavorful roasts.
O.K. snap out of it Lee!
I'll order one online, a gift to myself. Any clues as to where I could get one online?

3/12/05 2:54 PM  
Blogger cream said...

Lee, I am sure that you may be able to get a tagine online. But really we only use them to serve the food as it looks nice. We don't actually cook in them and I don't think that they are made for cooking these days. A slow cooker may provide a better alternative!
I hope you manage one way or another.

3/12/05 5:22 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

i will soon go on a walk(take pix) and show you my little neck of the woods too!
p.s. i only just saw that a while back you asked me if i have read m.binchey that your wife loves it, sorry for the non reply on that I read the Scarlet Feathers it was so good, a real page turner!

3/12/05 8:44 PM  
Blogger cream said...

That'll be great, Val! Can't wait!
I am sure it will prompt others to post cyber walks.

I have read one Maeve Binchy because Karen loves her. It was called Evening Class. It was really good!
Karen got a couple of CD's in a Magazine last week with about six M.Binchy short stories.
She listens to them in the car.

3/12/05 8:57 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

I'm definitely going to do this one soon. Looks like just about enough for my hungry brood

4/12/05 5:37 PM  
Blogger cream said...

I hope you enjoy it, Julie! You can serve it with couscous or just bread.

4/12/05 6:43 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Woooo ... YUMMMY!

5/12/05 3:42 AM  

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