Lamb Tagine with Vegetable Couscous
Recipe di AlexH!
Lamb Tagine (for 4 people)
1kg Lamb, cut into large pieces (if you don't like lamb it could be done with beef)
2 small onions (in slices)
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
250g dried prunes
25g flaked almonds
Dried Chillis (of course
First grind up the spices (if you do not want to make this micture you can buy "Ras el Hanout" in a supermarket, use about 2 or 3 teaspoons).
Heat the base of the Tagine over a low flame, add the oil, the onions and garlic and then the spices. Stir it to mix and let it fry very gently. Then add the meat and stir carefully to mix it up.
Add a very small quantity of water (about 100ml) and then put the lid on. Keep it on a very low heat. Pour water into the hole in the top of the lid: this keeps it cool, which makes the steam condense inside and flow back into the food. Don't worry that there is not much liquid, much more will come out of the food (just keep a check, and add a little bit more if it looks dry ).
It needs to cook for at least 2 hours (more is better) then add the prunes and cinnamon powder, let it cook for another 20 minutes. Then toast the almond flakes and sprinkle on top... done!
Any mixture of vegetables (chopped in small cubes)
some raisins or sultanas
Fresh Green Chilli
Cinnamon powder & ginger powder (1 teaspoon each)
1 cup of couscous
Fry the vegetables, garlic, sultanas, chilli and spices in some olive oil. Cook the couscous like in the instructions. Mix the couscous with the vegetable and allow it to gently fry for a few more minues... very simple!
...I hope you enjoy it!