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Lamb Tagine with Artichoke and Apricot

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of spring onions
  • 12 small potatoes
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 jar of O&CO. Artichoke & Apricot with Honey Recipe
  • 8 tbsp. O&CO. Castillo de Canena
  • The zest of one lemon
  • 3 lbs lamb shoulder, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp. ras el hanout, or cumin if unavailable
  • 4 tbsp. honey
  • 2 cups water
  • O&CO. Fleur de Sel
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Clean and trim the spring onions. Peel and halve the potatoes. Rinse and mince the cilantro.
  2. In a medium bowl, mixed together the minced cilantro, the O&CO. Artichoke and Apricot Recipe, and 4 tablespoons of olive oil.
  3. On the stove, heat the remaining olive oil in a large terracotta tagine or large heavey bottomed pan. Sear the lamb on all sides until lightly browned. Add the spring onions, ras el hanout, and lemon zest to the pan and continue to sauté while stirring for a few more minutes.
  4. Add the potatoes. Lower the heat, add the water and season with O&CO. Fleur de Sel and freshly ground black pepper. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 ½ hours
  5. Once the lamb is tender and the potatoes have been cooked through, but are still firm, gently stir in the artichoke and cilantro mixture. Adjust seasonings to taste. Cover and continue cooking for 10 more minutes, in order to let the flavors meld.
  6. Serve immediately, accompanied with couscous dressed with O&CO. Mint Specialty Olive Oil and O&CO. Pomegranate Vinegar.