Thursday, March 24, 2011

Moroccan Slow-Cooked Lamb ~ I Can't Wait to Make it Again!

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(I will preface this post with the fact that I believe the lamb was suppose to be trimmed off the bone.  I cooked it as seen in these photos. Everything about this dish was wonderful...I just wished for MORE MEAT...exactly what the attached recipe intended! If you like these flavors...YOU MUST give this Moroccan Slow-Cooked Lamb a try!)

I've been craving lamb - but NOT its hefty price tag! So when I came across choice lamb stew meat, behind the butcher's counter the other day (at $2.29 a pound) I thought why not give it a shot?!

I returned home and scoured the web for recipes!

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In general I love my lamb BOLD...usually in "chop form" and grilled on a charcoal grill.

Any kind of recipe that "strayed" away from my norm ...HAD to be full of flavor!

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They call this lamb dish "slow-cooked" ...but it's not like it takes all day.

It's a one pot meal with just a few simple steps, whose total cooking time is under two hours...

...most of which you're sitting back...reveling in its aroma!

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The recipe for this Moroccan Slow-Cooked Lamb can be found here on epicurious.com

The lamb's 4 fork rating...multiple stellar reviews...and fact that it's even better when prepared a day in advance... initially drew me to the dish....

The enjoying of the lamb with my husband...served atop couscous with pita bread and an Oregon Pinot Noir...elevated the recipe to the status of, "must have family favorites!"

Note: I substituted the dried apricots with one cup regular raisins (as they were all I had on hand). Other than that, I followed the recipe to a tee (aside from previously mentioned up top!) Seriously out of this world!

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21 comments:

Pegasuslegend said...

This is right up my alley love lamb and would totally devour this one!

Gabrielle said...

Omg....seriously. I loved this kind of savory deliciousness. I'm soooooo making this tomorrow.

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Angie said...

You had me at slow-cooked lamb. I could eat lamb every day. I make a similar recipe, and actually love it so much that I drive about 45 minutes to get the lamb stew meat. I have not tried mine with these spices so this is definitely a must. Thanks for sharing!

Angie @ Cocina Diary

Karen said...

Holy! Craving lamb stew now. This looks amazing. And nice steal on the lamb!

Bo said...

I love lamb too, but hardly cook it at home...I'm the only one who will eat it.

Edible Art said...

aww, i havnt had many lamb dishes before.. but you make it sound so great!

i think the ONLY time ive ever had lamb was in a lasagna ...... and it was terrible :(

i must give it another chance!

Edible Art said...

oh and i will def. check out your sisters blog,
and thank youf or adding me to your blog roll, very much appreciated! (:

Nuts about food said...

I think I have made something very similar, because my recipe involved apricots too. I loved it and think it is a great dish to make for guests because it is a one pot recipe and can be made in advance. Your presentation is beautiful and I especially loved the photograph with the spices. Great job!

Clint said...

Man this looks delish.

Jenn said...

Wow, that looks fantastic. Somehow I have this feeling I too will be craving lamb now!!

Magic of Spice said...

Great recipe and prepared to perfection! Hope you have a great weekend :)

Katerina said...

I knoe exactly what you mean. Morocco has quite unique flavors. This one looks divine!

Cooking Gallery said...

This looks heavenly...! I am really drooling;)!

The Food Hound said...

Girl, you've done it again!! I love lamb, and it does SO well with sweet-spicy flavors. I bet this made your house smell amazing! I just posted about your chorizo stew-- with a Food Hound twist!

Joanne said...

I think lamb is the one meat I could never give up and it sounds absolutely DREAMY the way you've prepared it here! Slow cooked, bold flavored heaven. And the pictures are GORGEOUS.

Mary said...

You've convinced me to give this a try as soon as I can get my hands on boneless lamb stew meat. This looks and sounds delicious. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

France@beyondthepeel said...

I love the addition of chickpeas or lentils to meat dishes. The texture and flavor add so much. This looks delightful.

Malli said...

Fabulous and colorful slow braised lamb.....would love to taste this one:)

Jeremy said...

Thanks for posting this. Made it today (first dinner of 2012), and everyone loved it, including the kids.
As I can't eat tomato, I left them out, but put in some pumpkin instead, and replaced the apricots with dried cranberries.
It was fabulous!

how to cook lamb said...

anything with lamb is a very precious find for me. A new recipe to try for a gastronomic indulgence.with so much thanks for the share.