Cooking Light
Active time
40 Mins
Total time
1 Hour 55 Mins
6 servings (1/2 cup couscous and about 3/4 cup stew) 

A tagine is a Moroccan-style stew featuring succulent chunks of meat, often lamb, cooked in a mixture of vegetables and fruit. Traditional tagines are usually flavored with aromatic spices such as ginger, cumin, and saffron and served over couscous.

How to Make It

1. Sprinkle lamb with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon red pepper. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add half of lamb; sauté 5 minutes or until browned. Remove lamb from pan; place on a plate. Repeat with remaining lamb.

2. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add 1/8 teaspoon red pepper, onion, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, saffron, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in lamb, any accumulated juices, and stock; bring mixture to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 15 minutes. Stir in carrot and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Partially cover; cook 1 hour. Add raisins and olives. Remove from heat; add cilantro and juice. Serve with couscous.

Also appeared in: Cooking Light, September, 2021,Soups & Stews