Moroccan lamb with apricots, almonds & mint

Moroccan lamb with apricots, almonds & mint

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Cooking time

Prep: 2 hrs

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
441
protein
34g
carbs
23g
fat
24g
saturates
6g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 550g lean lamb, cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 700ml lamb or chicken stock
  • grated zest and juice 1 orange
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 175g ready-to-eat dried apricots
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 25g ground almonds
  • 25g toasted flaked almonds
  • steamed broccoli and couscous, to serve

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Method

  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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2002

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anngully's picture
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Have made this quite a few times, I put it in the oven to cook, lamb just melts in your mouth.

farzbuen's picture
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Lovely flavours, not too sweet to my taste. Very nice with a couscous salad and roasted summer vegetables.

aimee_cm's picture

A bit on the sweet side, would probably use less apricots next time

alibeli's picture
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Really good dish. The whole apricots are a bit too sweet so I think I'll chop them next time. I'll definitely make this one again!

chishill's picture

As I found the above measurements insufficent for 4 people, I multipled the ingredients to make six servings. As a result, there was just enough to serve 4. Lamb lovely and tender.

ianshepherd's picture
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fantastic. like most stews or casserole type dishes it tasted twice as nice the day after when i took it to work. i've made it a couple times now and chopped the apricot finer each time.. really adds a suprising sweetness.

christienp's picture
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I used stewing steak and left it to stew for a bit longer. It was absolutely lovely, I'll be making it again this weekend. Definitely recommended.

foodiegirly's picture
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This was lovely with cous cous. I had to substitute the fresh mint with dried because the supermarket had run out, but it was still very tasty. I will definately be making this again.

saffie's picture
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This was so tasty,cooked really slow,
Great dish to just leave in the oven,opps i forgot to put the almonds in and i used mint out of the jar !!!!!!!!!!! but it was still really nice .

i will be making it again .

suescafe's picture
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Yet another winner..any recipe that becomes a family favorite is Number One in my book. All the better I can put it all together the day before!! If the kids love it and the hubby loves it then I'm happy...so long as I love the meal too, of course. Yes,loved it!!

beccabunbury's picture
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Excellent, easy and tasty.

lbherts's picture

I used this recipe recently but slow cooked the lamb and it was delicious, definitely one to use again

jolyons's picture
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Made this for a family 'do' - everyone absolutely loved it - even my brother who detests any form of dried fruit ate the lot! Will DEFINITELY make it again.

iancole's picture
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Great dish easy to make would half the zest & juice next time
a bit to sweet

helengilson's picture

This was lovely, the apricots made it just perfect.

danielasimpson's picture
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I found this very easy mo make, smell was mouth watering but it tasted a bit too sweet. Lamb was just delicious. Will make it again, but will put in less apricots and leave the honey out as in my opinion it doesn't need it. Great with cous cous.

nenoir's picture
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This was very tasty, although perhaps a little sweet. Effortless to make!

pookette's picture
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Made this dish for a family party - everyone raved about it. Delicious!

barlodge's picture

Simply..yum, yum,yum

honeymustard's picture
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This has become one of my firm favourites. Love the combination of flavours. I do it long and slow in the simmering oven of the Aga and it's wonderful.

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