A great tagine is always better paired with something new and interesting. That’s why we’ve been experimenting by combining Ahmad's teas with our delicious recipes.
We personally find Ahmad's Cinnamon Haze black tea superbly complements this cinnamon-rich traditional Moroccan Lamb Tagine. Try this simple recipe and let us know how you get on.
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 pieces Spice Kitchen cassia bark
- 3 tsp Spice Kitchen ground cumin
- 2 tsp Spice Kitchen ground turmeric
- 1 tbsp Spice Kitchen smoked paprika
- 1 tsp Spice Kitchen chilli powder
- 800g lamb shoulder, diced
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 150g dried apricots
- Large pinch Spice Kitchen saffron
- 600ml chicken stock (or water)
- 2 onions, roughly chopped
- 2 x tins chopped tomato (400g each)
- 1 tbsp honey
- Few sprigs thyme
- 1tsp olive oil
- 50g chopped coriander
- 1 bunch mint, leaves only
- 2 tsp salt
- Grind the cassia pieces to a fine powder using a pestle and mortar.
- In a bowl mix the olive oil and half the dry spices, along with two cloves of crushed garlic.
- Massage into the lamb and leave in the fridge overnight. Set your oven to 160°c fan.
- Heat a heavy frying pan until smoking hot, then drizzle in your oil. Carefully add marinated lamb and brown all over. Transfer to a heavy oven casserole dish and add the apricots, saffron, stock, onions, tomatoes, honey, thyme and the remaining spices.
- Cook with a lid on for 2-3 hours, until the lamb is falling apart.
- Once cooked, remove from the oven and check the consistency of the sauce. If it’s too watery, remove the lamb and reduce the sauce on the hob until it has thickened.
- Serve garnished with chopped coriander, mint and a nice heap of couscous.