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“Posted for ZWT 2006 Recipe from Saveur.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat 2 tbls oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot or tagine (a Moroccan cooking vessel) over high heat.
  2. Add lamb in batches and brown on all sides, stirring frequently.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In same pot, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-low heat, add onions, cook for 15 minutes, then add cumin, cinnamon, paprika, and saffron and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Stir, mixing well, and cook until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes more.
  6. Return meat to pot and mix well.
  7. Form mixture into a mound in center of pot.
  8. Arrange potato quarters around meat, pressing angled sides into mound.
  9. Arrange carrots and zucchini the same way.
  10. Arrange turnip quarters and green pepper strips alternately around mound.
  11. Season vegetables with salt and pepper.
  12. Cook, covered, over medium-low heat, basting occasionally with liquid from bottom of pot, until vegetables are cooked, about 1 1/4 hours.
  13. Arrange tomatoes atop meat, cook, covered, for 5 minutes more, and serve.

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