Lamb Tagine

1 Soak the apricots and raisins in the white wine for at least an hour before starting
16 dried apricots, halved
350ml of white wine
2 tbsp of raisins

2 Heat a wide casserole pan and cover the base with a generous amount of olive oil
olive oil

3 Season the diced lamb well and fry in the pan, browning it all over. If necessary, do this in batches to keep the pan very hot
black pepper
700g of shoulder of lamb, diced

4 Remove the meat once it is browned and set aside. Set the oven to 150°C/Gas mark 2

5 In the same pan, fry the onion, chilli and garlic in a couple of tablespoons of olive oil until soft but not too coloured. Add the sliced red pepper and cook for a further 2 minutes. Then add the cloves, star anise and cinnamon stick, then season with the black pepper
1 large onion, finely diced
1 red chilli, sliced
4 Madras Rubbed Spicy Flavour Smoked Garlic* cloves, peeled and finely chopped
olive oil
4 cloves
2 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
black pepper
1 red pepper, peeled and sliced into strips

6 Fry for a further 3-5 minutes then add the tomato paste and stir through for another 2 minutes. Next add the saffron, apricots, raisins and wine
1 tbsp of tomato paste
1 pinch of saffron stamen

7 Let the wine come to the boil before adding the tinned tomatoes
400g of tin of chopped tomatoes

8 Add the lamb and the stock to the pot. Bring to the boil and reduce to a very gentle simmer, cover with a lid and place in the oven for 2-3 hours, or until the lamb is very tender
570ml of lamb stock

9 Before serving, add the chickpeas and stir in the honey and herbs. Serve piping hot
150g of cooked chickpeas
1 tbsp of clear honey
1 tbsp of coriander
1 tbsp of parsley

Based on a recipe by Geoffrey Smeddle

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