Moroccan Lamb, Dates & Honey Tagine Recipe

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This dish has a luscious mix of honey, cinnamon, lamb, dates and almonds. It is rich without being too heavy. It tastes fantastic with red wine. Old world food that will make you feel like a wealthy Sultan!

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Servings: 5


Cost per serving $4.25 view details


  1. Put the meat in a pan with the butter, saffron, cinnamon stick, onion, black pepper and salt. Barely cover the meat with water, cover the pot, and bring to a boil. Turn down and simmer for 1-1 1/2 hours.
  2. While lamb is cooking, saute the almonds with a small amount of cooking oil. Then toast the sesame seeds in the same pan. Put both aside.
  3. Uncover lamb and add ground cinnamon and honey to the meat. Continue to cook for 20-30 minutes, covered if liquid is light, uncovered if liquid is heavy
  4. Remove the meat from pan and place it in the serving dish. Cover with lid or foil to keep it warm.
  5. Add the dates to the sauce and cook for 10 more minutes. Pour the dates over the meat and sprinkle the almonds and sesame seeds on top.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 256g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 725  
Calories from Fat 434 60%
Total Fat 48.99g 61%
Saturated Fat 20.92g 84%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Potassium 810mg 23%
Total Carbs 47.08g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5.4g 18%
Sugars 38.93g 26%
Protein 28.97g 46%



  • Mihir Shah
    February 13, 2008
    Had this dish last night; very unique flavors - the lamb was really tender. The dates add a nice sweetness. Try this over some Couscous with some yogurt. AMAZING!
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    • pescador
      February 19, 2008
      Wonderful dish. I had this dish cooked for me over the weekend and it was smashing! The almonds and lamb go so well together and the the addition of cinnamon and dates really brings out the North African style and flavors of the dish. Wonderful entree and pairs great with a nice Syrah!
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • notmuchavacook
        February 28, 2008
        Great one John - this is delicious!


        • Carol Teng
          February 13, 2008
          I would love to try this, looks interesting!

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