Tonight, I wanted to make lamb. I had never attempted to before, but had tasted it several times at Indian restaurants. So, I searched and came across a Moroccan lamb dish that was fairly easy and sounded delicious.
It was sweet and savory, and one of my guests said it reminded her of Christmas. This, I think, was due to the cinnamon I added. It was, by far, more appetizing than I had expected. I’m not sure what I had expected, actually. I’m not very experienced with Moroccan dishes, so when I see them I think of Indian food, with which I am more experienced and looks similar. So, I saw the finished product and tasted spicy, flavorful lamb that stained your fingers yellow.
Well, it was very flavorful, but in a different way. It had prunes and apricots, ginger and cinnamon, tomato paste and onion. The flavors melded together better than I could have imagined. It was topped with chopped almonds. So, as I ate I kept thinking that I had undercooked the rice, until I remembered the nuts. My 9 month-old loved it! Although, there isn’t much she doesn’t love right now. All in all, I will be searching for a cheaper place to buy lamb, which shouldn’t be too hard to do here, and experimenting with more lamb. Any suggestions?