Moroccan lamb with apricots, almonds & mint

Moroccan lamb with apricots, almonds & mint

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Prep: 2 hrs

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Serves 4
This hearty and healthy stew is perfect to share with your friends and family

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal441
  • fat24g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs23g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein34g
  • salt0g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 550g lean lamb, cubed



    A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 700ml lamb or chicken stock
  • grated zest and juice 1 orange



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 175g ready-to-eat dried apricots
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh mint



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 25g ground almonds
  • 25g toasted flaked almonds
  • steamed broccoli and couscous, to serve



    Consisting of many tiny granules made from steamed and dried durum wheat, couscous has become a…


  1. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole. Add the lamb and cook over a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes until evenly browned, stirring often. Remove the lamb to a plate, using a slotted spoon.

  2. Stir the onion and garlic into the casserole and cook gently for 5 minutes until softened. Return the lamb to the pot. Add the stock, zest and juice, cinnamon, honey and salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat, cover and cook gently for 1 hour.

  3. Add the apricots and two-thirds of the mint and cook for 30 minutes until the lamb is tender. Stir in the ground almonds to thicken the sauce. Serve with the remaining mint and toasted almonds scattered over the top.

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Comments (132)

Flute's Food's picture

Hmm cubed lamb masquerading as cutlets :) Agree with Sarahlarkin below - photo needs changing.

sarahlarkin's picture

This recipe was delicious, I slow cooked for much longer and skimmed off the fat. Very tasty. Please bbcgoodfood change the picture to this's the wrong one! Apart from that no complaints x

jerryjo's picture

I love this recipe! Great for when people come over for dinner.
I serve with mash & green veg and lots of mint sauce!
There is never any left overs!!

sarahjbayley's picture

We love this recipe in our house. It it done in the slow cooker at home but has also been made whilst camping. I usually throw in a can of chickpeas to make it go even further.

charlieb_01's picture

Out of interest, how long and what setting would you slow cook this for?

AnonymousNinja's picture

Very good!

JenG's picture

Very delicious. I would leave the Orange out next time but that is just my personal taste.

Tinny29's picture

I added ground cinnamon, coriander and a pinch of cumin. Didn't use the orange juice just the stock. Tasted beautiful.

jerryjo's picture

This is such a lovely dish!
I add extra honey and almonds and I cook in oven on 120 for 3/4 hours so the meat is really tender - ideal for slow cooker too!
Friends always love it when I make it!

anniepickwell's picture

I added some ras el hanout which made just amazing. Cooked it in the slow cooker too so the lamb was melt in your mouth. I might add some red lentils next time too.

natalyy's picture

Delicious! Didn't put any honey and it was just right.

stelaholder's picture

Really nice flavours. Great recipe. Served it with couscous and homemade flatbreads. Yum

lucyn04's picture

This was so delicious, we didn't find it too sweet or too orangey at all. Added a tin of chick peas, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin and 1/2 a teaspoon of ground corriander and it tasted great, will be making it again!

emily619's picture

yummy recipe! it is quite sweet as others have mentioned, but i liked the sweetness, didn't think it was too much. we had it with basmati rice, which worked well. will definitely make again

suzymmorton's picture

Really easy and tastes amazing. Will definitely be making this one again.

nafarros's picture

This dish is delicious! Easy to make; the lamb is super tender and super tasty. I made if for a little dinner party and everybody loved it. Shall definitely make this again.

xlittlestephx's picture

Wasn't over keen on this as it was a bit too orangey! Maybe I added to much juice or zest. I may try it again but minus the orange. I was very disappointed as it sounds and looks delicious and is highly recommended by others. I must have gone wrong somewhere :-(

felawrence's picture

I left out honey as worried would be too sweet. A little watery but tasted delicious and kids enjoyed it too. Served with cous cous, green salad and warm bread. Perfect for a Sunday lunch with friends.

truebluesteve's picture

This is very easy to make but the tastes are wonderful. I think you would struggle to feed 4 with the quantities suggested though!

mikey_bebop's picture

Easy to make and delicious to taste. The lamb simply melts in the mouth.


Questions (3)

springdale40's picture

How long would you cook this in a slow cooker for?

sarahjbayley's picture

I do about 5- 6 hours on low with great results

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