Tagine with olives and lemon that was in the
Telegraph last weekend. It is very authentic,
just like one we enjoyed in Marrakech.
Lamb Tagine with olives and lemonHere are some fabric-related photos from my trip to
Serves 4, preparation time 30 minutes,
cooking time 60 minutes
2 large onions
2 tbsp olive oil
2 large garlic cloves
pinch saffron stamens
3 tsp ras el hanout (Moroccan spice mix)
570g lamb shoulder, leg steaks or neck fillet
1/2 chicken stock cube
3 preserved lemons
75g pitted green olives
80g bunch coriander
1 fresh lemon
1. Peel, halve and chop the onions.
Add 2 tbsp oil to a spacious
heavy-bottomed lidded pan or a tagine.
Melt the butter in the oil and stir in
Stir occasionally for about 10 minutes
2. Peel, chop and crush the garlic to a paste
with a pinch of salt.
Sprinkle the saffron over the onions,
stirring as it bleeds colour into
the hot juices.
Stir in the garlic, then the ras el hanout,
stir-frying for two minutes.
3. Cut the lamb into bite-size chunks.
Brown the lamb in the onions, then
add 1/2 stock cube dissolved in 300ml of
4. Quarter the preserved lemons, scrape
away the seeds and flesh and slice the peel.
Stir the peel and olives into the stew.
5. Chop the coriander, slicing the stalks
Add the stalks to the pot.
6. Gently simmer, cover and cook for 45 minutes.
7. Check that the meat is very tender, if not,
cook a bit longer.
8. Adjust the seaoning with salt, pepper
and lemon juice.
Stir in the chopped coriander.
Serve with couscous (250g hydrated
in 400ml boiling water).
Marrakech. We had a guided trip in the souq
and no time to haggle and buy. On my next visit I would
be happy to go to the souk without a guide and
do some serious shopping.
The chambermaid folded a towel to make this swan in Sam's cot:
question two but question one is closed as it has been answered. I've realised I haven't told you what the giveaway is! Be assured it's a lovely goody bag of quilty things which I'll reveal soon.
Giveway Question Three:
What sort of things do you like to bring home as holiday souvenirs (apart from fabric of course!)?