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Molloys Lamb Prune Tagine

Lamb and Prune Tagine

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tBSP OLIVE OIL (13G)
  • 1KG DICED lAMB
  • SALT & PEPPER (3G)
  • 2 ONIONS CHOPPED (300G)
  • 4 GARLIC CLOVES (12G)
  • 5CM KNOB OF GINGER, PEELED AND CHOPPED (20G)
  • 1 TBSP HARISSA (18G)
  • 2 TSP GROUND CUMMIN (GG)
  • 1 TSP GROUND CINNAMON (2G)
  • 1 TSP FENNEL SEEDS (2G)
  • 1 LITRE CHICKEN STOCK
  • 4-6 LARGE RIPE TOMATOES, ROUGHLY CHOPPED
  • 200G PRUNES
  • 100G GREEN OLIVES, STONED
  • 100G SHELLED PISTACHIOS
  • 20G CORIANDER CHOPPED

PREPARATION

Heat the olive oil in a large heavy based saucepan and brown the lamb well on all sides. Season generously. When you’ve got a good colour on the meat, after about 5 minutes of stirring and browning on a relative high heat, add the onions, garlic and ginger and cook out for another 2 minutes, until the onions start to soften and carmelise. Add the harissa and spices and mix really well. Cook for another 3 or 4 minutes so that the spices and harissa coat the meat.

Add the stock, cover with lid, turn down the heat and simmer for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally to make sure nothing is burning at the bottom of the pan. At this stage you can let cool and leave in the fridge overnight and cook the following day, which allows the flavours to develop further but you can continue in one go. Add the tomatoes, prunes, olives and pistachios and cook, uncovered for another hour. At this stage it should have reduced to a nice consistency and the flavours should be really good. The bottom line is that the lamb need to cook for 2 hours in total which can be done in one go or split over 2 days. Garnish with the coriander and serve with rice. Yum !

Let's Nutrify! - Jemma's tips

Lamb is such a favourite of mine, both because of the delicious sweet taste but also because I know how nourishing it is. Rich in easy to digest iron, b vitamins and zinc, lamb makes the perfect winter boost if the energy levels are flagging. Lamb is also a relatively wild meat, outdoor reared and feeding naturally year round on the grasses and plants that they've always eaten.  Owing to this, lamb is rich in omega 3's and also in conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) which has been linked with lower body mass and seems to help with weight management. The ginger, fennel seeds, and prunes contained in this recipe make it rich in antioxidants, easy to digest and a wonderful source of soluble fibre. So if you would traditionally have found that red meat slows down your digestion, you'll be pleasantly surprised by this dish! This dish freezes really well so be sure to make plenty and store some for those cold, dark nights! Serve it with some roasted root veggies or roasted cauliflower."

Super fuel recipe with fantastic flavour, well worth the effort, see nutri info below:

Per portion:

Carbs : 26g

Protein : 56.6g

Fat : 33.4g

Fibre : 10.5g

Calories : 625

Butchers wife tip.

This tagine is ideal for a large group, this recipe serves 6 people, and is great with some rice and roasted veggies. The harissa gives it heat with body rather than outright fire, but feel free to add more if you like it.

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Waterford drinks company wins Gold on global stage for Spike Island Spiced Rum

Spike Island Spiced Rum, produced by Waterford Company Anchor Spirits Ireland Limited, was lauded with a Gold Medal at the recent Global Rum & Cachaca Masters held in London. The Global Rum & Cachaca Masters is organised by The Spirits Business in the UK. There were twenty five finalists in the Spiced Rum category and Spike Island took one of just six Gold medals awarded. Strictly blind taste tested, the Rum Masters is considered one of the most sought after accolades on the rum awards’ calendar. This year’s judging panel included Spirits Buyers for Harvey Nichols and Head Bartenders from some of London’s most prestigious bars including The Rum Kitchen and Belmeis among others.

Timmy Ryan of Anchor Spirits said, “To get a Gold Medal at this level for a small batch product like ours is just fantastic. As the awards are blind taste tested it is also a testament to our spice blend. It took so much work to get Spike Island Spiced Rum right, and this is a lovely reward for that effort.  Being recognised for great taste and quality in an International competition is always something to celebrate.”

Spike Island Spiced Rum takes its name from the famous prison island in Cork Harbour. Before the island was purchased by the British Government in 1779, the dark ruggedness of the Spike Island shoreline was a favourite hiding place for smugglers. Like the original smuggled rum of the 18th century, the base rum for Spike Island Spiced Rum is made in one of the world’s finest distilleries on the island of Barbados. It is imported to Ireland where a special spice blend developed by Anchor Spirits and fresh Irish spring water are added by hand and carefully blended over a number of months to achieve the perfect marriage of rum and spice. Orange, cinnamon and vanilla are some of the first notes on the nose when a bottle is opened.

Spike Island holds two other international awards, most notably an international Outstanding Silver Medal from the 2017 IWSC awards.   

Anchor Spirits Ireland Limited also owns the multi-award winning brands, Thin Gin and Muldoon Irish Whiskey Liqueur. The head office for Anchor Spirits Ireland Limited is housed in one of Ireland’s most historic buildings, 33 The Mall in Waterford City, where the Irish Tricolour was flown for the first time by Thomas Francis Meagher in 1848.

For further information contact:

Susan,

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051-858579

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Spring on the Island at Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort  

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Theatre Royal On Blueberry Hill

ON BLUEBERRY HILL By Sebastian Barry at Theatre Royal Waterford on February 28th & March 1st

Performed by Niall Buggy and David Ganly

Following the critically-acclaimed world premiere production as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2017, Olivier Award-winning Fishamble and current Laureate of Irish Fiction Sebastian Barry, reunite for the revival tour of On Blueberry Hill to New York and on national tour in Ireland in 2019.

In Sebastian Barry’s unique style, On Blueberry Hill features best of friends and worst of enemies Christy and PJ, played by Niall Buggy and David Ganly. This new play is bursting with humanity, as it explores murder, forgiveness, survival and, ultimately, love in the prison of the human heart.

Starts @ 8 p.m. nightly

Tickets: €18/€16 conc. from Box Office/Tel: 051-874402 or https://bit.ly/2G93Wvf

Walk-ins also welcome!

 

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