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                            LAMB & PEAR TAGINE.
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Meats
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lg           Onions, peeled & sliced
    1       kg           Lean lamb, leg or shoulder
                         -cut into 4cm cubes.
    4                    Pears, peeled cored & cut
                         -into 4cm chunks
      1/2   c            Sultanas
      1/2   c            Silvered almonds
    1       tb           Olive oil
    1       t            Cumin
    1       t            Ground coriander
    1       t            Ground ginger
    1       t            Cinnamon
    1       t            Black pepper
                         Water, to cover the meat
                         Salt, to tast
   Intro. Tagines are Moroccan slow-cooked meat, fruit & vegitable dishes
   which are almost invariablely made with mutton. Using lamb cuts down the
   cooking time, but if you can find good hogget (older than lamb, younger
   than mutton, commonly labelled “baking legs” and sold cheaply) that will do
   very well. 1.In a large saucepan gently fry the onion in the olive oil
   until soft, add the meat to the pan and cook until it changes color, then
   add the spices. Add water to just cover the meat and salt to taste. Cover
   and simmer gently until the meat is tender, about 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
   (Displace the lid a little after an hour if there appears to be too much
   liquid.) 2.Add the pears to the meat together with the sultanas & almonds.
   Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the pears are soft. Serve with rice.
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