Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Pumpkin & Quinoa Gluten Free.

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Pumpkin & Quinoa Gluten Free Recipe:
Marinade
3 garlic cloves
2cm piece of ginger
1 small brown onion
½ cup coriander leaves
½ tsp ground coriander
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp cinnamon
3 tbs extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp cracked pepper
1 tbs sea salt

1 kg lamb shoulder, deboned, cubed and trimmed of fat
2 cups chicken stock
Juice of 1 lemon
300g butternut pumpkin cut into medium cubes.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Pinch of sea salt

Combine all marinade ingredients in a food processor and blitz to form a paste.
Combine the lamb and marinade in a bowl and let the meat marinade for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 180C.
Heat a heavy based casserole pot over medium to high heat. Drizzle a little olive oil in the pot then add lamb and marinade and stir occasionally for 5 minutes or so until lamb is browned.
Add the chicken stock and lemon juice, place the lid on the pot and place in the oven for 2 hrs.
Remove pot from oven, stir in the pumpkin and return to the oven for 30 minutes.
In the meantime prepare the quinoa by rinsing under water to remove grittiness.
Place in a pot with water and salt, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until moisture is absorbed.
Remove from heat and place a paper towel between the pot and lid to absorb moisture.
Fluff with fork.
Remove lamb tagine from oven and adjust seasoning if necessary, scatter with coriander leaves and serve with quinoa.

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