Aromatic lamb with dates

Savor the exquisite flavors of our Aromatic Lamb with Dates dish, which features a delicious blend of Moroccan spices. This comforting one-pot meal has been carefully crafted to tantalize your taste buds and warm your soul. The tender lamb meat with aromatic herbs and juicy dates creates a harmonious mix of sweet and savory. Served with airy, fragrant couscous, this tempting combination promises a hearty and filling meal. Experience the magic of Morocco with every bite and let this dish transport you to a land of spices and culinary bliss.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 500 g diced lean boneless lamb, preferably from the leg
  • 300g sweet potatoes, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 50 g pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp coriander, coarsely chopped


Leg of lamb does not need to be cooked
as long as some other cuts, such as
E.g. shoulder or neck, so be careful with timing.

Preparation steps

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan
  2. Add the onion and lamb to the pan
  3. Fry briefly until the lamb is lightly browned
  4. Add the sweet potatoes and spices to the pan
  5. Mix well to combine the ingredients
  6. Pour in 425 ml of boiling water
  7. Add the tomato puree to the pan
  8. Bring the mixture to a boil
  9. Cover the pan and simmer for 15 minutes
  10. Check that the sweet potatoes and lamb are tender
  11. Add the dates to the pan
  12. Cover and simmer for another 10 minutes
  13. Sprinkle the dish with coriander
  14. Serve the aromatic lamb with dates with couscous

Nutritional Information

343 14g 5g 30g 15g 3g 28g 0.35g

Equipment and tools

  • dulcimer
  • Knife
  • Pot
  • frying pan
  • wooden spoon

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Dairy products: None
  • Eggs: None
  • Gluten: None
  • Nuts: None

Storage and leftovers

Store leftover Flavorful Lamb with Dates in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. It can be reheated in the microwave or on the stove until warmed through.

Health Benefits of Aromatic Lamb with Dates

Lamb meat is a rich source of essential nutrients and when combined with aromatic spices and dates not only creates a delicious dish but also offers several health benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of enjoying aromatic lamb with dates:

1. Rich in protein

The lean lamb used in this recipe is a great source of protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissue, maintaining healthy muscles, and increasing overall strength. Including protein in your diet can also help with weight control by increasing satiety and reducing appetite.

2. Rich in vitamins and minerals

The addition of sweet potatoes and onions makes this recipe a powerhouse of essential vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes provide a good dose of vitamins A and C, which are known for their immune-boosting properties and role in maintaining healthy skin. Onions, on the other hand, are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and folic acid, all of which are important for various body functions.

3. Antioxidant boost

The combination of spices used in this dish, such as ground coriander and cinnamon, provides more than just flavor. These spices are known for their antioxidant properties, which help neutralize harmful free radicals and protect the body from oxidative stress. Antioxidants also play a role in reducing inflammation and promoting overall well-being.

4. Fiber and Digestive Health

Using dates and tomato puree in this recipe gives the dish a good amount of fiber. Fiber is important for maintaining a healthy digestive system and preventing constipation. It also helps regulate blood sugar levels and promotes satiety, which can be helpful in weight control.

5. Tasty alternative to red meat

If you’re looking for a flavorful alternative to red meat, Aromatic Lamb with Dates is a wonderful choice. The combination of spices and the dates’ natural sweetness add depth and complexity to the dish, making it a satisfying option for meat lovers.

So if you are looking for a nutritious and delicious meal, try this recipe for aromatic lamb with dates. Not only will you enjoy the incredible flavors, but you will also benefit from the numerous health benefits it has to offer.

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