Aromatic lamb with dates

Aromatic lamb with dates

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A warming one-pot with a Moroccan feel, perfect served with couscous

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal343
  • fat14g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre3g
  • protein28g
  • salt0.35g
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Ingredients

  • 1 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…

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 500g diced boneless lean lamb, preferably from the leg
    Lamb

    Lamb

    laam

    A lamb is a sheep that is under 1 year old; between 1 and 2 years old you will find it sold as…

  • 300g sweet potatoes, cut into small chunks
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 50g pitted dates
    Dates

    Date

    da-ate

    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • 2 tbsp coriander, roughly chopped

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and lamb, then quickly fry until the lamb is lightly browned.

  2. Add the sweet potatoes and spices, then mix well. Pour in 425ml boiling water and the tomato purée, then bring to the boil.

  3. Cover and simmer for 15 mins until sweet potatoes and lamb are tender, adding the dates for the final 10 mins. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with couscous.

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sallyallars
8th Feb, 2008
5.05
loved the flavour of this recipe. Definitely a family favourite now, served with couscous. Played about with the spices and seasoning until got the right flavour for me.
charliedyer
22nd Jan, 2008
5.05
Great for a quick tasty meal... I turn away from the kitchen if anything takes me more than 20 minutes so this meal is perfect if you're anything like me. The bonus is that it's really tasty. If you want to thicken the sauce then just add a tablespoon of flour to the mix.
falconer
20th Jan, 2008
Very easy to make, but I found the cinnamon very strong, also i thougth the sauce/gravy very thin, not a real winner for me
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Annie4A
20th Jan, 2008
5.05
i made this with lamb as directed , but couldn't get any sweet potatoes , so used butternut squash instead , it was excellent . just goes to show that yiu can improvise and get away with it !! better still served the dasy after ,
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Annie4A
20th Jan, 2008
5.05
i'm sure you could do this with pork fillet , think that the cooking time should also be ok , post the results when tried ,
laurabaker
18th Jan, 2008
Can anyone tell me if I can make this with pork fillet instead of lamb?? Thanks
pewter
17th Jan, 2008
Very nice.Do not like dates so I guess anything sweet would do.Had no Geeta's mango chutney so added Frank Cooper's marmalade.Result !
hollyj
15th Jan, 2008
5.05
As a bit of an amateur, I'm always a bit scared of lamb and new ingredients but I had friends coming for dinner and wanted to impress - this was a winner! Everyone thought I was a master chef and it's easy. Plus I only had to cook cous cous to serve with it - which even I can manage!
andy_pandy
15th Jan, 2008
5.05
Quick, easy and tasty - everything I'm looking for in a mid-week meal. Yum.
hollyj
15th Jan, 2008
5.05
As a bit of an amateur, I'm always a bit scared of lamb and new ingredients but I had friends coming for dinner and wanted to impress – this was a winner! Everyone thought I was a master chef and it’s easy. Plus I only had to cook cous cous to serve with it – which even I can manage!

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