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Braised Lime and Saffron Lamb

Lamb Serves 6

This Ramadan AHDB & Shazans have been tasked to provide Iftar meals for the presenters at British Muslim TV, they have enlisted the help of Mr Tee and halal hangouts and their head chef Gregg to deliver 30 different recipes that you can try at home.

The recipes cover all ranges of occasions from hosting a meal for friends and family to quick recipes for those last minute Iftars. Using Lamb, Chicken and Beef from the British isles, prepared by Chef Gregg giving all recipes a British twist.

We will be preparing amazing dishes from around the world to ignite your creativity, tantalise your taste buds and get you cooking this ramadan. Whats more is we will be serving these up to the team at BMTV to keep them powered up well into the night.

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  • Preparation 15 minutes, plus marinating time
  • Cooking time: 2½ - 3½ hours


675g lean boneless lamb shoulder or neck fillet, cut into 2cm cubes

1 large onion, peeled and sliced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or crushed

¼ teaspoon saffron threads, soaked in 3 tablespoons boiling water

1 tablespoon ground turmeric

3 whole cardamom pods, crushed

4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

2 fresh bay leaves, torn

½ teaspoon dried chilli flakes

2 tablespoons oil

400ml, hot vegetable stock

Zest and juice of 1 lime

1 whole cinnamon stick

Lime wedges, to garnish

Freshly chopped mint or coriander, to garnish


  1. Put the lamb, onion, garlic and spices in a large plastic food bag, toss together, seal and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight, in the fridge.
  2. Heat the oil in flameproof/heatproof dish or non-stick pan until hot.
  3. Add the marinated lamb mix and cook for 8-10 minutes, tossing occasionally until lightly browned. Season and add the stock, then the lime zest and juice and cinnamon stick.
  4. Increase the heat and bring up to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 2½-3½ hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve with jewelled or pilaff rice and a side salad.

Meat can bought at Shazans counters operating by Shazans Fresh Halal Market in select Tesco stores & Shazans Select in Morrisons. Or alternatively, Shazans pre-pack available at most retailers.

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