How to make it

  • Mix first 6 ingredients in large bowl. Add lamb and toss to coat. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add lamb to skillet and cook until browned on all sides, turning occasionally and adding 2 more tablespoons oil to skillet between batches, about 8 minutes per batch. Transfer lamb to another large bowl after each batch.
  • Add onion and tomato paste to drippings in skillet. Reduce heat to medium; sauté until onion is soft, about 5 minutes. Add broth, garbanzo beans, apricots, tomatoes, cinnamon sticks, ginger, and lemon peel and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Return lamb to skillet and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until lamb is just tender, about 1 hour. Uncover and simmer until sauce thickens enough to coat spoon, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally.)
  • Transfer lamb and sauce to bowl. Sprinkle with cilantro and serve.

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  • RealPhoenixDawn 7 years ago
    I've used this recipe before, so now I've come back to ensure I print off a permanent copy to reuse, reuse, reuse, - well I guess we enjoyed it lots then lol
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  • mackamaple 9 years ago
    Cooked this dish last night, originally I was gonna do the meat in one piece but I followed the instructions and cut the meat into portions and it was not far from the best dish I have made. Loads of flavour very authentic I have to say it was bloody lovely..,
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  • merlin 11 years ago
    Sounds PERFECT.
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  • dixiejet 11 years ago
    I LOVE lamb. I found this cos I was looking at ALL your recipes ! lol ! I lived in Turkey for a time & really appreciate any Middle Eastern recipes. My current family had never tasted lamb before I came along & now it's my stepson's favorite meat. Kudos once again,Darbar !
    ps) think it would be good over pilaf ?
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  • lisapa 11 years ago
    Might be a project for my new slow-cooker. I love lamb. :-)
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  • darbar 11 years ago
    Sunny, Try a pork shoulder instead :-) Good luck!
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  • sunny 11 years ago
    This recipe looks fabulous but I'm not a fan of lamb - what other meat would you suggest using here?
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