North African Lamb & Chickpea Stew – Mediterranean Diet
North African Lamb Stew Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
- Set a pot on medium heat. Once hot add the oil, garlic and onions. Cook for 3 minutes or until the onions turn brown and translucent. Sprinkle in salt to draw out sweetness.
- Increase heat to medium high then add the lamb pieces. Cook for 1 -2 minutes to sear the outside edges of the lamb. Sprinkle in the seasoning and stir to create a thick paste on the lamb.
- Reduce the heat to low-medium and add the apricots, tomato paste and chickpeas. Stir to mix for about 1 minute, then deglaze the skillet with chicken stock.
- Add the cinnamon sticks (or cinnamon), then cover and cook for 15 minutes, bringing to a light simmer.
- Season to taste with sea salt & pepper.
- In a separate pan, toast the cauliflower. Set a skillet on medium high heat. Grate in the raw cauliflower and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the outside of some of the “rice” turns brown.
- Garnish and enjoy the stew with the cauliflower rice!
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