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Spicy Lamb Tagine

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Spicy Lamb Tagine

Don’t be alarmed by the long list of ingredients – this spicy lamb tagine is incredibly easy to make! The wonderful mix of spices give the lamb a delicious depth of flavour and your microwave cuts out all the hard work. Made using a Panasonic microwave.
Servings: 6


  • ¾ tbsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tbsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 800 g cubed boneless lamb
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 300 g onions chopped
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 150 g sliced carrots
  • 150 g ready to eat dried apricots chopped
  • 40 g sultanas or seedless raisins
  • 65 g toasted flaked almonds
  • ¾ tbsp honey
  • 150 ml tomato juice
  • 400 g can of chopped tomatoes
  • 300 ml ½ pint hot vegetable stock


  • Put the lamb and spices into bowl and mix well, put to one side.
  • Place oil, onions and garlic in a large (3 litre) casserole dish.
  • Cover dish with lid and cook on HIGH MICROWAVE for 5 mins.
  • Add the spiced lamb and remaining ingredients to onion mixture and mix thoroughly.
  • Cover and cook on CONVECTION 160°C + WARM MICROWAVE for 1 hour or until tender, stirring halfway.
  • Serve straight from the casserole dish, or in a traditional tagine pot for added flair.


Made using a Panasonic microwave.