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Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Apricots and Almonds

Transport yourself to the vibrant streets of Morocco with this exquisite Moroccan lamb tagine. Bursting with exotic spices, tender lamb, sweet apricots, and crunchy almonds, this dish is a feast for the senses. Let's dive into the culinary journey of creating this Moroccan delight!


  • 2 lbs lamb shoulder, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large tagine or heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion to the tagine and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the minced garlic to the tagine and cook for an additional minute until fragrant.
  4. Season the cubed lamb shoulder with salt and pepper, then add it to the tagine. Brown the lamb on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Once the lamb is browned, sprinkle ground cumin, coriander, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and cloves over the meat. Stir well to coat the lamb with the spices.
  6. Add dried apricots and blanched almonds to the tagine, distributing them evenly among the meat.
  7. Pour chicken or vegetable broth over the lamb and apricots until they are almost covered.
  8. Cover the tagine with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Let the lamb simmer gently for 2-3 hours, or until it is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  9. Once the lamb tagine is ready, garnish it with chopped fresh cilantro or parsley for a burst of color and freshness.
  10. Serve the Moroccan lamb tagine hot with couscous or crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. Enjoy the exotic flavors and aromas of this traditional Moroccan dish!


Moroccan lamb tagine with apricots and almonds is a culinary masterpiece that will transport you to the enchanting land of Morocco. With its rich spices, tender lamb, and sweet apricots, this dish is a celebration of flavors and textures. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or simply craving a taste of the exotic, this Moroccan lamb tagine is sure to delight your palate and impress your guests.


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