This delicious Moroccan stew gets its flavor and fragrance from sweet dried fruit and exotic hints of spicy ginger and cinnamon. Not a fan of lamb? This stew is just as tasty with beef or skinless chicken thighs.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Season lamb with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, 9 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer lamb to a plate. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is softened, 5 minutes. Return lamb to pot, along with tomatoes, ginger, cinnamon, and 2 cups water; season with salt and pepper. Cover and transfer to oven; cook 45 minutes.
Stir in apricots, cover, and cook until lamb is tender, 45 minutes more. Serve stew sprinkled with almonds. (To store, refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 3 days.)
Great Grains This stew is satisfying on its own, but you could also serve it over couscous or brown rice.