Beef, lamb or goat with olives and preserved lemons is a classic Moroccan dish flavored with onion, ginger and saffron. Traditionally prepared by using a tagine w/c I don’t have so this recipe is adapted for cooking in a pressure cooker or pot.
This dish is usually served w/ crusty bread on the side for scooping the meat and the sauce but I prefer serving this w/ rice. I consider this a comfort and a hearty dish; I hope you will give this a try.
Preserved lemons can be substituted w/ fresh lemon but really the preserved lemons gives texture and flavor to the dish.Making preserved lemons is easy! I’ll blog it next.
Cook time: 45 minutes (I used pressure cooker)
1 ½ lbs. beef or lamb, cut into pieces1 large onion, chopped fine or grated
3 cloves of garlic, chopped very fine or pressed
1/3 cup olive oil
1 T butter
½ t each of S&P
½ t ginger minced
½ t turmeric
½ t saffron threads,
¼ C chopped parsley and cilantro
1 medium carrot cut ½ inch
1 sweet pepper cut
2 ½ C water
1 handful red or green olives
2 preserved lemon, chopped and seeds removed
Mix the meat with salt, pepper ginger and turmeric.
Heat the oil and butter; brown the meat on all sides over med. high,Transfer browned meat on to the pot or pressure cooker.
Add water, saffron, parsley and cilantro.
PRESSURE COOKER:Cook the meat w/ pressure over med. heat for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the meat is tender.Add the olives and lemon.Reduce the liquids until it thickens.
Simmer the meat, covered, over medium heat for 1 to 2 hours, or until the meat is tender.Stir occasionally and add little water if necessary to prevent the meat from scorching.
When meat is cooked, add the olives and lemon.
Reduce the liquids until it thickens.
PRESERVED MEYER LEMON
MOROCCAN BEEF STEW