Total time: 5 hours
Servings: 4 to 6
Sweet tomato sauce
2 pounds tomatoes
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
Place the tomatoes, onion, garlic and 1 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Then purée the mixture in a blender or food processor or with an immersion blender. Pour the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to remove tomato seeds and skin. Taste and add up to 2 teaspoons sugar as needed (fully ripe tomatoes should not need it). You should have 2 cups of tomato sauce. If you have more, return it to the saucepan and reduce to 2 cups, stirring occasionally.
Lamb shank tagine
4 to 6 lamb shanks (3 to 4 1/2 pounds)
3 teaspoons ras el hanout, divided (see recipe)
Freshly ground black
6 tablespoons olive oil,
Lamb shank tagine with fruit and nuts
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