739- Lamb Testicles Tajine / طاجين فولات الغنمي

Ingredients

2 beef testicles or 4 lamb testicles
1 medium onion, cut into small cubes
3 large onions, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, grated
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
A pinch of saffron threads
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of salt
40 ml water
100 grams raisins
1 tablespoon honey

Directions

1- Thoroughly clean the lamb testicles. Cut the testicles in half lengthwise then gently peel the outer skin
2- Heat the vegetable oil in a pot, over medium-low heat. Add the onion cubes, garlic, and pinch of salt. Stir for 4 minutes then add olive oil.
3- Add the testicles and cook for 2 minutes on each side. Handle gently so they don’t break.
4- Add the spices: turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, coriander, saffron thread, and pepper. Gently stir. Let cook for 5 minutes and flip the testicles from time to time so that all sides are cooked.
5- Add the water, cover the pot, and bring to a boil.
6- Once the liquid in the pan starts bubbling, add the finely sliced onions. Place the testicles on top of the finely chopped onions.
7- Add honey, cover the pot, and cook for 10 minutes.
8- Drain the raisins from the water and add them to the pot. Add the honey and a pinch of cinnamon. Gently stir, cover, and cook for 30-45 minutes until the onions caramelized. While cooking, flip the testicles from time to time, so that all sides are cooked evenly.
9- Plate in a serving dish and decorate with toasted sesame seeds.