Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sweet and Sour Moroccan Lamb Soup Crockpot Recipe

Sweet and Sour Moroccan Lamb Soup Crockpot Recipe

Ingredients needed:

* 3 tablespoons of olive oil
* 1 pound boneless lamb shoulder, trimmed and cut into thin strips
* 1 teaspoon peeled and grated ginger
* 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
* 1 can of peeled plum tomatoes, drained (28 ounces)
* 7 cups of cold water
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 1 bunch fresh cilantro, stemmed, 1/4 cup loosely packed reserved for garnish
* Salt and black pepper
* 1 cup orzo, cooked
* 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
* 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
* 1 cup dates, finely chopped

Preparation steps:

* Heat olive oil in large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Brown lamb on all sides.
* Remove lamb to crockpot and add ginger, turmeric, tomatoes, water, onion, cilantro, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 12 hours or on high for 8 hours.
* Add cooked orzo, lemon juice and cinnamon. Taste and adjust seasonings. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with chopped dates.

(Serves 5)

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