Mmm... prunes. What to do with leftover prunes? Why, tagine of course! This was a sneaky thing for me to cook, as my partner is not a fan of prunes. However, he is also not a fan of mushrooms and I manage to put them in most things so thought, why not give this a go? The finished product was lovely and sticky, and the lamb was falling off the bone. Perfect Sunday night food.
Heat a heavy based saucepan over high heat, add oil and butter, and when hot, add the lamb shanks. Brown on all sides and remove from pot. Reduce heat to medium, add onion, and cook gently until softened but not coloured. Add 375ml of water, ground ginger and cinnamon sticks. Tie coriander sprigs in a bunch (for easy removal later) and add to pot. Stir well, then return lamb shanks to pot. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
Add lemon zest and cook for further 30 minutes. Add the prunes and honey, stir, and simmer for another 30 mins or until meat is very tender and almost falling from the bone. Remove coriander sprigs and discard. Serve hot with couscous and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Delish!
I love food - all food - it's as simple as that. I like trying new recipes, but do have those favourites that I cook all the time. I'm also trying to improve my cooking skills, so am very glad for any comments/help that you can give me!!
(I'm also pretty clueless when it comes to computers, so please forgive me if things don't quite work first time round!)