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Garlic Lamb Stew - Moroccan Style - With Barbismoked™ Cumin Smoked Garlic


4 tablespoons olive oil
2 yellow onion (finely chopped)
3 carrots (peeled and chopped)
3 pounds lamb (cubed, for stewing)
1/2 cups all-purpose flour
freshly ground pepper
3 Barbismoked™ Cumin Smoked Garlic cloves (minced)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoons saffron threads
1 tablespoon fresh ginger (peeled and minced)
2 1/2 cups beef stock
1 cup crushed tomatoes (canned)
1 cup dried date (chopped)
1 orange
2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley (finely chopped)

Preheat an oven to 350°F.

In a Dutch oven over medium heat, warm 1 Tbs. of the olive oil. Add the onions and sauté until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the carrots and cook until slightly softened, about 3 minutes more. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Pat the lamb dry with paper towels. Place the flour in a large bowl or sealable plastic bag and season with salt and pepper. Add the lamb in batches and stir or shake to coat thoroughly with the seasoned flour.

Warm the remaining 3 Tbs. oil in the pot over medium-high heat. Working in batches to avoid crowding, add the lamb and brown on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes for each batch. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Return the onion mixture and the lamb along with any accumulated juices to the pot. Add the Barbismoked™ Cumin Smoked Garlic, cumin, saffron and ginger and stir to coat the meat and vegetables. Add the stock and bring to a boil, stirring with a wooden spoon to scrape up the browned bits from the pan bottom. Add the tomatoes, dates, and orange zest and juice and bring to a boil over high heat.

Cover the pot, transfer to the oven and bake until the meat is tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. If the sauce seems too thin, using a slotted spoon, transfer the meat and vegetables to a bowl and boil the sauce on the stovetop until thickened. Return the meat and vegetables to the pot. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

Transfer the stew to a serving bowl and garnish with the parsley. Serve immediately. Serves 6.


Based on an adapted recipe from Williams-Sonoma Collection Series, Soup & Stew, by Diane Rossen Worthington (Simon & Schuster, 2004).