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Lamb tagine with prunes and apricots

lamb tagine with prunes and apricots

This is in “memory” of the trip to Morocco Candi and myself went on last year. I love Moroccan food  and for Christmas my lovely sons gave me a fabulous proper red tagine pot (see picture). I decided to christen it the other day by making a tagine with lamb. You might be wondering why I keep on using lamb in my recipes. Well…..it’s because I have done a bulk order of organic  lamb meat via the same vegetables delivery outfit. But you have to spend a minimum of £25, so I have a few pieces in the freezer. Not that I mind as it’s my favourite meat! My sons also gave me a cookery book  (Tagine, spicy stews from Morocco by Ghillie Basan) and it’s in there I found this recipe, which I have slightly adapted. The result is a very moorish , rather  sweet dish as it has quite a bit of fruit in it. It is really tasty and it would probably gain by being made in advance and reheated! I served it with some plain cous cous, to which I added flaked toasted almonds. Continue reading ‘Lamb tagine with prunes and apricots’

Polpettine d’agnello con sugo di pomodoro

The title of this recipe translated in English would be “mini lamb meatballs in tomato sauce” but I thought the Italian name sounded so much nicer so I used that instead…. Clever, don’t you think? After all this is the tactic posh restaurants use, is it not? Call your dishes with foreign names (usually French) and they immediately sound more sophisticated and expensive. Never mind if people don’t have a clue what they are eating. :-)   Anyway, I hadn’t made meatballs in a very long time and last night I decided I fancied some. Don’t ask me why. I had some organic lamb mince in the fridge I had to use so I thought I would have a go. Making polpette (or meatballs) takes me back to when I was a child and I was watching my grandma cooking. She often made them and yummy they were too. I used to help her to mix all the ingredients and loved every minute of it. Although I have made them with lamb you can use beef mince too. The recipe is enough for 3/4 people. Continue reading ‘Polpettine d’agnello con sugo di pomodoro’