Lamb & pine nut tagine


1 tbsp oil
1 onion, sliced
500g diced lamb leg steaks
75g pine nuts
4 tsp rose harissa paste
400ml lamb stock
400g can chopped tomatoes
125g dried apricots, halved
50g pitted green olives, halved
2 Belazu Preserved Lemons, flesh removed and skin sliced
400g can chick peas, drained and rinsed
200g couscous
28g coriander, chopped


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion, lamb and pine nuts for 5 minutes until browned. Add the harissa and cook for 1-2 minutes.

2. Add the stock, tomatoes, apricots, olives and lemons and bring to the boil. Transfer to a casserole dish, cover and bake for 1 hour 30 minutes. Stir in the chick peas, re-cover and cook for a further 30 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, place the couscous in a bowl and pour over 300ml boiling water, cover with clingfilm and leave for 5 minutes. Fluff up with a fork and stir in the coriander and season. Serve with the tagine.

Freeze ahead

Cook to the end of step 2, then allow the tagine to cool completely, then freeze. To reheat, place in a large saucepan and cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until hot throughout, adding a splash of water if required. Make the couscous while the tagine is reheating. 

lamb & pine nut tagine
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 2 hours
  • Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 3,179kJ
Fat 36.1g
Saturated Fat 8.7g
Carbohydrate 68.3g
Sugars 20.1g
Protein 40.1g
Salt 2.5g
Fibre 10.2g

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This recipe was first published in Tue Dec 08 11:54:00 GMT 2015.