Lamb & apricot stew

Lamb & apricot stew

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(55 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 2
A fruity and warming Middle Eastern tagine to be served with couscous and herbs - a speedy casserole with plenty of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal447
  • fat28g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre4g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.69g
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Ingredients

  • 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…

  • 250g stewing lamb pieces
    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…

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 2 tsp ras-el-hanout, Berber or other Middle Eastern spice mix
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 5 soft dried apricots, halved
    Apricots

    Apricot

    ay-pree-kot

    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

  • 300ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • cooked couscous, mint or coriander leaves, and lemon wedges, to serve
    Couscous

    Couscous

    koos-koos

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

Method

  1. In a medium-sized pan, heat 1 tbsp of the oil. Season the meat and fry briefly until browned. Remove from the pan and add the remaining oil. Add the onion, garlic and ginger, and fry with a little seasoning. Cook for 5 mins until soft, then add the spice mix, tomato purée, apricots and stock, and return the lamb to the pan. Simmer gently for 25 mins. Serve with warm couscous, mint or coriander leaves, and lemon wedges.

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kategoudy
21st Apr, 2012
5.05
This is a definite 5 star recipe. So easy to make and so full of flavour it left a wonderful taste in my mouth when finished. I can't fault anything and was perfect served with couscous and steamed green beans.
panixx
2nd Apr, 2012
5.05
I wouldn't try this recipe but the 5stars above tempted me... Fantastic! Easy and tasty, quick to prepare and surprising flavours. Family liked it. I didn't have suggested spices and used garam masala instead but will look for them in shops and try it again.
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stella_m
11th Mar, 2012
4.05
Made this last night to rave reviews. So easy and really tasty!
joefizz
17th Feb, 2012
5.05
Whoops, forgot the 5 star!
joefizz
17th Feb, 2012
5.05
On my word! 5 star rating... I used garam masala instead of ras-el-hanout...and it was really fab!
natalieannehamilton
1st Feb, 2012
5.05
We loved this stew, it was rich, spicy and fruity but not overpowering. We added more apricots and the juice of half a lemon to add a little sweetness. Couldn't find the spices in store, but ordered them on-line from Tesco. Will definitely be making again.
shirls1
26th Jan, 2012
5.05
Delicious and easy to make. Kids loved it as it was not too spicy. Will definitely make again.
darrenharris7
24th Jan, 2012
5.05
Top recipe. Easy to make and got thumbs up from my 2.5 year old son....YUM!
cheetarawlings
17th Jan, 2012
5.05
I managed to get the spice Ras-El-Hanout from Waitrose. This recipe is really very easy and absolutely delicous. I popped mine in the slow cooker for a few hours to finish it off and will be making this again and again. A real winter warmer.
toddy79
10th Jan, 2012
What other middle eastern spices are there????? Anyone know where's best to get them from for this recipe?

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