596- Tajine of Lamb with Dates / طاجين الغنمي بالتمر

Ingredients

2 pieces of lamb meat (neck or shoulder)
2 onions
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon pepper, to taste
Some saffron threads
50 grams butter
A bunch of parsley and fresh cilantro
250 grams dates
125 grams blanched and fried almonds
Water

Directions

1- Peel the onions and chop them finely.
2
– In a pan over medium heat, place the olive oil, butter, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, saffron threads, salt and pepper. Add the meat and mix to coat it with the spices.
3
– Add the onions, parsley, and cilantro and let it simmer while stirring occasionally until the onions become translucent.

4- Add the water to the meat, cover and cook for about 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes until the meat is almost cooked.
5
– 15 minutes before the end of cooking, wash the dates and add them to the pan. Cook for 10 minutes then add the honey, stir gently and cook for 5 minutes until the sauce becomes syrupy and the meat is tender.

6- Place the meat on a plate, cover with the sauce, place the dates all around and decorate with the almonds. Serve hot!