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Lamb, date and almond tagine



4 portion(s)

spice mix

  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 20 g Olive Oil or Butter
  • 2 teaspoons tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon ras al hanout
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper ground


  • 1000 g Lamb, cut into 1-2cm chunks
  • 1 pinch saffron
  • 380 g water
  • 1 MC of chopped dates
  • 2 tablespoons honey or golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

to serve

  • 2 cups of instant cous cous, cooked
  • 1/2 preserved lemon, sliced
  • chopped parsley
  • 8 whole dates
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios, (optional)

Recipe's preparation

    spice mix
  1. Chop the onions on speed 5 for 5 seconds.

    Scrape down the sides and add oil and remaining spice mix ingredients.

    Fry spice mix on speed 1 at varoma temperature for 5 mins.

  2. Tagine
  3. Add the lamb, water, saffron and dates to the spice mix.

    Cook at 100 degrees on speed 1 for 40 minutesCounter-clockwise operation.


    Add honey and lemon.

    Cook at 100 degrees on speed 1 for 20 minutes Counter-clockwise operation.

  4. To serve
  5. Prepare the cous cous by adding 2 cups of boiling stock, 2 tbsp butter and juice of one lemon. Add to thermoserver or bowl and cover.

    Leave until the cous cous has absorbed the stock and mix with a fork to fluff and separate it.


    To serve, pour the tagine into the thermoserver or bowl and sprinkle with preserved lemon, parsley, dates, almonds and/or pistachios.


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  • Great flavours! Long cooking

    Submitted by KitchenDani on 9. April 2014 - 10:35.

    Great flavours! Long cooking time means its not great for a work night but perfect for the weekend. 

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  • Super easy and yummy!

    Submitted by Vicrah on 22. March 2014 - 13:16.

    Super easy and yummy!

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