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Menu Plan for Spring I: Week 2, Day 2

Tagine of Lamb, Chickpeas and Potatoes

Cooking time:  70 minutes for menu, with breaks       Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     You can use a tagine (if you happen to have one) for the lamb but a large skillet works just as well. 'Tagine' is both the name of a cooking vessel and the method of cooking - even if it's in a skillet. Substitute pork if you prefer. This is a great dinner party dish as there is so little work involved.

Tagine of Lamb, Chickpeas and Potatoes

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
   Lamb with a Moroccan influence: a bit spicy, but not hot (my preference).  Add hot sauce or harissa if you like the heat. 

Tagine of Lamb, Chickpeas and Potatoes Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 70 minutes for menu
Assemble all food, utensils and serving dishes
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
large skillet with lid (or tagine)

Cut, trim lamb, brown
Slice onion
Turn lamb
Mince garlic
Remove lamb
Sauté onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, ginger

Return lamb, add stock, reduce heat, cover, simmer
     30 minute break
Cut potatoes, add to lamb
Crush saffron, if using, add to lamb
    20 minute break
Cut olives in half, add to lamb
Drain, rinse chickpeas; add to lamb
Add parsley to lamb, cover, simmer
   10 minute break
Spoon lamb, vegetables on platter, serve

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