Moroccan Tagine

From: blkcat! (Ted Taylor)
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 1993 01:25:12 -0500

      Title: Lamb & Pear Tagine.

      2 lg Onions, peeled & sliced             1 ts Cumin
      1 kg Lean lamb, leg or shoulder          1 ts Ground coriander
           -cut into 4cm cubes.                1 ts Ground ginger
      4    Pears, peeled cored & cut           1 ts Cinnamon
           -into 4cm chunks                    1 ts Black pepper
    1/2 c  Sultanas                                 Water, to cover the meat
    1/2 c  Silvered almonds                         Salt, to tast
      1 tb Olive oil

  Tagines are Moroccan slow-cooked meat, fruit & 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 labelled "baking legs" and sold cheaply) that will do
  very well.

  1.      In a large saucepan gently fry the onion in the olive oil until
          soft, add the meat to the pan and cook until it changes color,
          then add the spices. Add water to just cover the meat and salt to
          Cover and simmer gently until the meat is tender, about 1 1/2 - 2
          hours. (Displace the lid a little after an hour if there appears
          to be too much liquid.)

  2.      Add the pears to the meat together with the sultanas & almonds.
          Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the pears are soft.
          Serve with rice.


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