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Lamb-and-Squash Tagine

Easy to prepare and packed with nutrients, this robust, versatile gourd deserves its spot at the holiday table

  • servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup pitted dried plums (prunes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup whole-wheat couscous, prepared according to package instructions

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, toss lamb with flour; season with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven or other large, heavy-bottomed saucepan (at least 5 quarts), heat oil over medium-high. In two batches, cook lamb until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes per batch; transfer to a plate.

  2. Step 2

    Reduce heat to medium, add onion, garlic, and tomato paste to pot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onion has softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add cinnamon sticks, 4 cups water, and reserved lamb (with any juices that have accumulated); bring to a boil.

  3. Step 3

    Cover pot and transfer to oven; cook until lamb is just tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Add squash, return to oven, and cook until squash is tender, about 30 minutes more. Remove cinnamon sticks, stir in dried plums, and season with salt and pepper. Serve with cilantro and couscous.

Source
Body+Soul, November 2008

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Reviews (1)

  • 10 May, 2013

    This recipe was excellent! My family loves lamb and the flavors were delicious. I didn't have sticks of cinnamon, but it still turned out yummy. Will definately be making this again and again!