Lamb & apricot stew

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Preparation and cooking time

  • Prep:10 mins
  • Cook:35 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

A fruity and warming Middle Eastern tagine to be served with couscous and herbs – a speedy casserole with plenty of flavour

Nutrient Unit
kcal 447
fat 28g
saturates 10g
carbs 19g
sugars 15g
fibre 4g
protein 32g
salt 0.69g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g stewing lamb pieces
  • 1 onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove , chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 tsp ras-el-hanout , Berber or other Middle Eastern spice mix
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 5 soft dried apricots , halved
  • 300ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • cooked couscous , mint or coriander leaves, and lemon wedges, to serve
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  • STEP 1

In a medium-sized pan, heat 1 tbsp of the oil. Season the meat and fry briefly until browned. Remove from the pan and add the remaining oil. Add the onion, garlic and ginger, and fry with a little seasoning. Cook for 5 mins until soft, then add the spice mix, tomato purée, apricots and stock, and return the lamb to the pan. Simmer gently for 25 mins. Serve with warm couscous, mint or coriander leaves, and lemon wedges.

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