Turkey and apricot tagine

    55 min

    Tagines are actually a large earthenware pot made in Morocco used to slow cook a sweet and spiced stew made of meat or fish, vegetables and fruit. The recipe name has derived from the pot to describe the stew.


    Cheshire, England, UK
    37 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1 onion, finely chopped
    • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon turmeric
    • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
    • 600ml chicken stock (hot)
    • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
    • 225g dried apricots
    • 60ml orange juice
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 450g boneless and skinless turkey breast, diced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Heat the oil in a large casserole over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ground spices. Cook for 5 minutes stirring continuously until the onions are softened. Stir in the stock and tomato puree and bring to the boil whilst continuing to stir.
    2. Add the dried apricots and orange juice and a pinch of seasoning. Reduce the heat, cover loosely and simmer for 15 minutes until the juices have reduced slightly and the fruits have softened.
    3. Add the turkey to the casserole, re-cover and simmer for another 20 minutes. Serve with couscous mixed with freshly chopped coriander or with some basmati rice.
    4. Slow cooker method

    5. To slow cook add all ingredients except the oil directly into a slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.


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    I have to say I was a little dubious about this recipe, but tried it out because I thought my children might like the sweetness of the apricots - I was right, but also very surprised by how much I enjoyed it too, and will definitely be making it again.  -  09 Feb 2014