Moroccan Lamb with Apricots

Moroccan Lamb with Apricots

(Gourmet Morsels)

  • Gourmet Morsels Moroccan Blend
  • 1kg lean lamb, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves. crushed
  • 5 tablespoons orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, soaked overnight just covered by water
  • 1/4 cup pitted dried dates, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Beef Stock and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, to garnish.
  1. In a large non-metallic dish, mix the lamb with the garlic, orange juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon Gourmet Morsels Moroccan Blend. Cover and leave overnight.
     
  2. Heat the remaining oil in a flameproof casserole, then add the onion and cook gently for 5 minutes. Remove and reserve.
     
  3. Drain the lamb, reserving the marinade.
     
  4. Quickly brown the lamb in the casserole then add the reserved marinade, the apricots and soaking liquid, dates, broth, onion, and seasoning.
     
  5. Bring just to the boil, then cover and cook gently for 1 hour until the lamb is very tender. 

    Serve with Cous Cous

  • 1½ cups couscous (uncooked)
  • 1½ cups chicken stock (or water)
  • A pinch of saffron (optional)
  • Cook the couscous: In a medium saucepan, bring 1½ cups broth (or water) to a boil. Once boiling, turn off heat and add in couscous, and saffron (if using). Cover and let sit for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving.