Thursday 18 August 2011

Slow Cooker Recipes - Lamb Tagine with Apricots

As we have an abundance of garlic and onion from the allotment, I am trying to find lots of different recipes.  Am not normally a fan of fruit in main food (I know) but had this before without knowing about the apricots, and loved it!  I messed around with a few recipes and came up with my own version which was delicious and a "winner" according to Chris!
1 tablespoon of olive oil (though I used Rapeseed I got from a farm)
700g lamb fillet diced or ready-diced lamb
1 onion
2 garlic cloves
2.5cm fresh root ginger (I used the cheater version)
2 tbs plain flour
600ml lamb stock
1 ts ground cinnamon
2 large pinches of saffron threads
75g apricots diced
40g toasted flaked almonds
Heat the oil in the frying pan and brown the lamb all over.  Transfer to the slow cooker.
Add the onion, garlic and ginger to the pan and fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes.
Mix in the flour then slowly stir in the stock.
Add the spices and apricots and bring to the boil stirring.
Spoon into the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 8-10 hrs.
Stir,in the flaked almonds and serve.
I served mine with a rocket salad and Chris's with cous cous but he'd taken it and eaten it before I could take a pic :)
Annie x