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Lamb Tagine

The intriguing combination of lamb, saffron, sweet spices, and dried plums makes this slow-cooker meal suitable for supper club and easy entertaining.

Oxmoor House SEPTEMBER 2012

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup couscous, 2/3 cup lamb mixture, and 1 teaspoon almonds)

Ingredients

  • 1 navel orange
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 pounds boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups chopped white onion
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup pitted dried plums
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cups hot cooked couscous
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted

Preparation

1. Grate rind and squeeze juice from orange to measure 2 teaspoons and 1/4 cup, respectively. Add flour to orange juice, stirring with a whisk until smooth; stir in rind.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add lamb; sauté 7 minutes or until browned. Stir in broth, scraping pan to loosen brown bits. Stir in orange juice mixture. Stir onion and next 5 ingredients (through red pepper) into lamb mixture. Pour mixture into a 3-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours or until lamb is tender.

3. Stir dried plums and honey into lamb mixture. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 hour or until thoroughly heated. Serve lamb mixture over couscous; sprinkle with almonds.

Note:

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 487
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 18.9g
  • Saturated fat: 7.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 7.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 33.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 45.1g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 101mg
  • Iron: 3.6mg
  • Sodium: 332mg
  • Calcium: 53mg
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