Sunday, 20 May 2012

Slow cooker Lamb Tagine


I discovered Ras el hanout spice mix very late in life, I avoided the recipes as they all seemed to have fruits in and I am not a lover of sweet taste in my main meals.

But the flavour description appealed, so  after researching the spices used, I decided to make some meals and just ditch the apricots and almonds.
Ras el hanout is a blend including, turmeric, cumin, chilli and many more often secret spice, it translates 'head of the shop', meaning the best spices a seller may have to offer in the spice market.

The original Moroccan dishes are slow cooked in a tagine. Using a slow cooker works very well especially on cheaper cuts of lamb and of course this meal can be cooked in the oven.

500g cubed lamb or mutton
1 tablespoon of olive oil.
1 tin chopped tomatoes

2-3 large vine tomatoes
1 tin of chickpeas
2 large chopped onions
1 red pepper chopped

1 yellow pepper chopped
4 cloves garlic

1 square inch freshly grated ginger
2 heaped teaspoons of Ras el hanout spice mix

1 tsp turmeric
A pinch of chilli, (I added two as we like spicy)
Fresh stock about 250mls or a chicken stock cube in 250mls boiling water.
Fresh chopped coriander to garnish


Brown the lamb  to seal it then  put on a plate to rest.

Fry the onions for a couple of minutes adding the ginger and garlic to gently cook for about 2 minutes. Add to the slow cooker
 and then added all the other ingredients and gave it a thorough stir, finally adding the lamb.


Cook on low for approx 6-8 hours.
This recipe is being added to Mediocre Mum's Slow Cooker Sunday click the square below and look at at other fab dishes.

5 comments:

  1. Looks very tasty, have printed it out to try later in the week. Thank you for another great recipe

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  2. This sounds yummy, might try it out this week!

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  3. Ras el hanout spice mix sounds interesting, I've never heard of it. Where do you get it?

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  4. i get mine from a company called Seasoned Pioneers online, but have seen the brand in Sainsburys, they have their own version too, it sells in Tesco and Asda

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  5. Yes I too like the sound of ras el hanout. I think I'll hunt some down, as it must make a wonderful addition to a meal. Thanks!  

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