This time I thought I would try lamb. As we know, lamb is not fast cooking and if not done right, well its just not done right. So I embarked on finding lamb. No stop & shop for this or little market. I went to the source–Costco. I found lamb pieces (w/bone, cut like oxtail) about 10 per pack. I immediately searched for a recipe for lamb chops and then I remembered Lamb Tagine and it was on. This is the recipe I found and as usual I edit a little to work with what I know and have.
4 lamb chops
1 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp of ground ginger (I uses fresh)
1 tbsp olive oil, 1 small onion sliced (about 1 cup), 2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup dry wine (I had vodka so I used that), 3/4 cup chickpeas, 1/2 cup dried apricots (I used raisins and then on the second round a mix of raisins and dates)
I added two small shakes of turmeric
At the end I added some rice flour to some of the sauce and made a roux to add to the pot for some thickening. The sauce had an oily slick so I diminished it with the roux
So the end product was good. I made it twice and I am thoroughly enjoying eating my lamb tangine with some rice.
My process–I added all the seasonings and the vodka to the meat with about a tsp of olive oil and let it sit. The following day I sauteed the meat in the pot and then cooked it for about 20 minutes. (oh I should warn that I did not follow the process that came with the recipe)
After the first pressure cook I added the chickpeas and the raisins and let it go for another 6-8 minutes. Presto-dinner made. My rice cooker was going at the same time.
Lamb and me happy together. I thank thee Costco.