Lamb with Honey and Apricots

La Cocina de Babel
Lamb with Honey and Apricots
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Description

Combining sweet flavors with savory flavors, this leg of lamb features honey and dried apricots. Seasoned with cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and ginger, not only is this dish sweet, but it also packs a bit of heat. Simmered on low heat with the spices for an hour, the leg of lamb becomes extremely tender and flavorful. Served with couscous, this leg of lamb channels all the flavors of North African cuisine.

Ingredients

1 kilogram leg of lamb (deboned and diced)
40 grams butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
ground black pepper (Freshly)
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 onions (sliced in rings)
500 milliliters chicken stock
1 bunch coriander (tied with thread to resemble a bouquet garni)
250 grams dried apricot (or 500 gr. fresh apricots, washed and de-stoned)
4 tablespoons honey
sliced almonds
250 milliliters couscous (dried)
250 milliliters water

Directions

1Melt the butter in a large heavy pan.
2Add the spices and fry for a few minutes. Stir continuously so as not to burn.
3Add the lamb and fry gently for a few minutes until brown.
4Add the onion and stock. Stir and add the coriander bunch.
5Leave to cook gently on low for 1 hour.
6Then add the apricots and honey, and cook for a further 15 minutes until the lamb is tender. Remove the coriander bunch.
7Bring the water to a boil with a pinch of salt.
8Place the couscous in a bowl and add the boiling water, cover and leave to rest for a few minutes. Break up any lumps of couscous with a fork.
9Serve the couscous topped with the lamb and garnish with flaked almonds.
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NutritionView more

880Calories
Sodium19%DV450mg
Fat40%DV26g
Protein131%DV67g
Carbs35%DV105g
Fiber44%DV11g

PER SERVING *

Calories880Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat26g40%
Saturated Fat10g50%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol185mg62%
Sodium450mg19%
Potassium2190mg63%
Protein67g131%
Calories from Fat230
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate105g35%
Dietary Fiber11g44%
Sugars55g110%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.