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Braised pumpkin and lamb neck

This Moroccan-inspired dish is simple to throw together - all it needs is a little couscous on the side.
Slow cooker pumpkin and lamb neck

Braised pumpkin and lamb neck

William Meppem
4
15M
3H 15M
3H 30M

Neck is the most under-utilised cut of lamb. It must be slow-cooked, and when teamed with spice it comes into its own. This Moroccan-inspired dish is simple to throw together – all it needs is a little couscous on the side. Ask your butcher to cut the lamb neck for you.

Ingredients

Method

Main

1.Preheat oven to 150C. Heat olive oil in a casserole over high heat, add lamb neck and turn occasionally until brown (3-4 minutes). Remove lamb from pan and set aside. Reduce heat to medium, add onion and garlic and sauté until tender (4-5 minutes). Add spices and stir until fragrant (1 minute), then return lamb to casserole with pumpkin and chicken stock. Add tomatoes and coarsely crush, then season with sea salt and bring to a simmer. Cover and bake until flesh falls from the bone (3 hours). Serve with couscous.

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