Lamb and Date Tagine

One of my favourite parts of a Stratford Saturday is nipping to the butcher around the corner and picking up something to get an afternoon of cooking underway. Last weekend it was lamb and date tagine to accompany an evening of watching Strictly and The Adjustment Bureau.

Soften an onion in some oil and a knob of finely chopped ginger. Brown the lamb and add 1tsp each of cumin, coriander, harissa paste and cinammon. Pour over some passata and water until everything is covered. Cover and simmer for 1.5 hours. Then add chunks of sweet potatoes and cook for a further 20mins or so. Stir in some chopped dates right at the end. We ate it with rice and a scattering of coriander but I’m sure it would be yummy with cous cous and some flaked almonds.


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