Lamb Tagine with Dried Apricots and Olives
Tagines are a North African specialty. They can include all manner of meats, vegetables, and fruits. We set our sights on one that included tender lamb.
Why This Recipe Works
We used carrots, onions, and garlic to lay the foundation for our lamb tagine recipe and a spice mix of traditional North African spices to give it complex flavor. For the lemon flavor that distinguishes tagines, we used lemon zest and juice. Greek “cracked” olives made a tasty substitution for hard-to-find Moroccan olives. Stirring them, along with chopped dried apricots, at the end of the simmering time ensured that they retained their flavor and texture. Finally, a last-minute addition of raw garlic and some more lemon zest sharpened the flavors of our North African stew.