Zingy Tomato Lamb Tagine

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moroccan lamb tagine


This zingy tomato lamb tagine is quick and easy to make. Using ready-made tagine paste or harissa paste captures all the spices you need for a Morroccan flavour but cuts down a lot on preparation time. You could make the tagine earlier in the day, or the night before, and simply heat before serving. It also freezes well.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

Ingredients
500g diced lamb
1 onion
250ml chicken stock
1 can chopped tomatoes with garlic and herbs
1 can chickpeas
3 tbs tagine paste or harissa paste
2 small tomatoes
4 apricots, chopped
1 tbs sultanas
Juice of half a lemon
Olive oil to fry
Cous cous to serve

Method
Chop and fry the onion in a little olive oil



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Add the diced lamb and fry over a medium heat until lightly browned



tomato lamb tagine moroccan chickpeas easy dinner


Add the tagine paste or harissa paste and stir well



tomato lamb tagine moroccan chickpeas easy dinner
I used Moroccan Tagine Paste by local Brisbane producer, Suzanne Quintner. You could also use harissa paste from your supermarket




tomato lamb tagine moroccan chickpeas easy dinner
Stir the paste through the browned lamb


Cut the tomatoes into quarters and add to the pot



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Adding some cut tomatoes adds extra freshness


Add the chopped apricots and sultanas



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The apricots will swell up in the liquid so be sure to dice them finely




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Add the chickpeas



tomato lamb tagine moroccan chickpeas easy dinner


Add the can of chopped tomatoes



tomato lamb tagine moroccan chickpeas easy dinner


Pour the chicken stock over and stir well
Add a squeeze of lemon



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Stir well and let simmer over a gentle heat for around 30 minutes



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Simmer for at least 30 minutes - or you can make it the day before and just heat before serving


Serve with cous cous and a sprig of garnish.

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#Easy
#Dinner
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#Tagine
#Cous Cous
#Chickpeas
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