Lamb Tagine with Dried Apricots and Olives
Why This Recipe Works
We used carrots, onions, and garlic to lay the foundation for our lamb tagine recipe and a spice mix of traditional North African spices to give it complex flavor. For the lemon flavor that distinguishes tagines, we used lemon zest and juice. Greek “cracked” olives made a tasty substitution for hard-to-find Moroccan olives. Stirring them, along with chopped dried apricots, at the end of the simmering time ensured that they retained their flavor and texture. Finally, a last-minute addition of raw garlic and some more lemon zest sharpened the flavors of our North African stew.