Slow cooked Welsh Lamb tagine

  • Prep time 20 mins
  • Cook time 2 hrs
  • Serves 5+


  • 600g PGI Welsh Lamb boneless shoulder or neck fillets, trimmed and cut into large cubes
  • 2 onions, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 400g can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 400ml lamb or vegetable stock
  • 150ml orange and mango juice (or similar)
  • 50g dried apricots, chopped
  • 50g stoned dates, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 250g couscous
  • Handful of mint, chopped
  • Pomegranate seeds, to garnish
  • 1 tbsp flaked almonds to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C / 150°C fan / Gas 3.
  2. Place the lamb cubes, onion, spices, chickpeas, apricots, dates, stock, honey, juices and half the zest into a casserole dish. Cover and cook for approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, until the meat is tender.
  3. Remove the lid and add the couscous. Return to the oven for about 25 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed. You may need to add a little more stock if it’s a bit dry.
  4. Just before serving, stir in the chopped mint and garnish with the pomegranate seeds.

Tip: Slow cooked Welsh Lamb tagine can be cooked in a lidded pan over a low heat on the hob, in a slow cooker or in an oven.

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