Nearly all stews start with chopped onion. This is the lazy person's version, which uses some caramelized onion out of a jar instead (though if you've made some of your own onion mush, do use that). And I add to the desirable idleness by not even searing the meat. I just tip everything into a big pan and let it do its own sweet thing without any interference from me. I don't actually cook this in a tagine - though often serve it in one - but ever since someone told me that in Morocco most tagines are made in pressure cookers, I have felt unembarrassed by calling something cooked in a pan a tagine. And by all means use a pressure cooker if you're that way inclined. I've tried them, but always return to pots and pans that don't hiss at me. I prefer to cook this in a low oven rather than on the stove, but a licking simmer would do as well. Like all stews, it benefits by being cooked in advance, so it makes sense to cook this on a day when you've got time, and eat it - reheating it on the stove, all of it, or in batches as suits - when you're in more of a hurry. The quickest, and most suitable, accompaniment is a bowl of couscous, pale and plain or studded with a can or two of chickpeas.
Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson
Print
Lamb, Olive and Caramelised Onion Tagine
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
2 hr
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 10 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
2 hr
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 pounds diced leg of lamb
  • 1 head garlic, separated into cloves
  • 12 ounces pitted black olives in brine, 5 ounces drained weight to give 1 1/4 cups
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onions from a jar
  • 4 tablespoons capers
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 bottle red wine

Directions

Preheat the oven to 150C/300 degrees F.

Put all of the ingredients into a casserole or heavy based pan, pouring in the wine last and giving everything a good stir.

Bring the pan to a boil, then clamp on the lid and put into the oven for 2 hours or until the lamb is very tender.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Get the Recipe

Gabriele's Limoncello 01:28

Gabriele shares his family recipe for a delicious summertime libation.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

Recipe courtesy of Nigella Lawson

Olive Oil Coffee Cake

Recipe courtesy of Karen DeMasco

Lamb Bolognese

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Orange-Olive Oil Mini Cakes with Citrus Glaze

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Lamb Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

Classic Onion Rings

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Chicken and Olive Empanadas with Chimichurri Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel

Grilled Lamb Chops

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops

Recipe courtesy of Tia Mowry

On TV

Trending Videos

Brunch Bonanza

So Much Pretty Food Here