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Lamb Tagine with Tomatoes and Potatoes
olive oil, extra virgin
lamb shoulder, cut into chunks
tomatoes, canned, peeled tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
freshly ground black pepper
potatoes, cut into medium chunks
flat leaf parsley, plus extra for garnish
1Put oil and spices in a large saucepan and mix together. Add meat, turn turn few times in the spiced oil, and let marinate.
2Add tomatoes and salt and pepper to taste and barely cover with water, between 1/2 and 1 cup, depending on how juicy the tomatoes are. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
3Pour into the tagine cook, covered, for 45 minutes to 1 hour, turning the meat regularly in the sauce until the sauce is quite reduced.
4Add tomatoes and parsley, reduce heat to low. and simmer for another 30-45 minutes or until the meat and potatoes are done and the sauce is very thick. Serve hot with a good bread.
5Be careful to not use a high heat when using the tagine on a cooktop. I use a heat diffuser with mine or I have placed the tagine in the oven at 350-degrees and let the oven do the work for me.
Posted: Thu, Aug 30, 2012