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Spiced mutton stew with apricots



Spiced mutton stew with apricots

This cheaper cut of meat is slow cooked to perfection with Moroccan spices and apricots.


  • ½ a leg of mutton or a kilo of stewing lamb
  • 250g/9oz hunza apricots, or organic, unsulphured dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp olive or sunflower oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 large onions, peeled and sliced
  • 3 large carrots , peeled and cut into 2cm/¾in chunks
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp whole coriander seeds, lightly crushed
  • 6 cardamom pods, lightly crushed
  • a few small pieces dried ginger root (or1 tsp powdered)
  • pinch of mace
  • lamb/mutton stock or beef stock, in a pinch
  • 1 glass white wine
  • 125g/4½oz good fruit chutney
  • salt and freshly black pepper

To serve

  • boiled rice, cooked to packet instructions
  • 5g/1 tsp whole cumin or caraway seeds




Spiced mutton stew with apricots

Spiced mutton stew with apricots


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