Meat Tajine - La7m eb Tagine (Morrocan)

Serves 4-6


Pinch ground saffron
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 pounds lamb shoulder, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 cup grated yellow onions, rinsed and squeezed dry
Freshly ground black pepper
3 cups dark veal or chicken stock
2/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley, plus extra for garnish
1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 pound crack green olives, drained and pitted
3 to 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


In a food processor, combine the saffron, ginger, pepper, cumin, paprika, garlic, salt and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Process until smooth.

In a large mixing bowl, toss the lamb with the above mixture. Mix well. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in large cast iron or heavy bottom pot over medium heat. Add the lamb and sear for 2 to 3 minutes.

Stir in the onions. Season with pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the stock. Add the herbs and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, uncovered until the meat is very tender, about 2 hours.

Using a slotted spoon, remove the meat from the pan and set aside. Remove any scum that has risen to the surface of the liquid. Add the olives to the cooking liquid, increase the heat to high and boil for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is like a thick gravy. Stir in the lemon juice and reseason if necessary.

About 30 minutes before serving, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the meat in a shallow ovenproof serving dish and cook until the meat is lightly crisped, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Serve the lamb with couscous. Garnish with parsley.


Eva said...

Hi : )~
9aba7 eLkhair ..
Got any recipe for TURKY ?
got the tradetional one for the thanksgiving , elle m3aha 3 kinds of sauce ? , fe white sauce
and red one nafs loon elcranberry

3abeer said...

hello.. saba7 el khair darling..

I do have a few recipes for thanksgiving..

what exactly do u need?
the turkey?
and which 3 kinds of sauce..? there is cranberry sauce ,, and whatelse?

I'll be happy to post them for you :)

Eva said...

Hi Again ^_^
eee elcranberry sauce , o 2 other things , well i wanted to cook it " a9qd mOm cook it for us for today el5ames;p , but since i went to markaz sultan yesterday and only found turky made in madre wain bas mo kuwait , i didn't buy it coz dad won't eat it;p
o ma tshaja3t coz madre shsawe bthab6
but i think i'll have the made in madre wain for the next week enshallah ;p