Recipe: Temple Bar Food Market Goat Tagine Makfoul

Posted May 4, 2015 in Food & Drink Features, Food and Drink

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All the ingredients needed for the following recipe can be found in the Temple Bar Food Market including store cupboard ingredients, which are available from The Good Crop.

The Good Crop:

250g dried apricots
100g whole, blanched almonds

Real Olive Co:

2-3 tbsp olive, rapeseed or sunflower oil 4 tbsp Honey


1kg trimmed shoulder of goat, cut into large chunks around 5cm square


2 onions, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated or finely chopped
1 thumb-sized piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated or finely chopped
500g plum tomatoes, pierced, softened in a bowl of boiling water, drained and crushed with your hands


1 bunch fresh coriander, chopped

Store cupboard:

1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 cloves
12 black peppercorns
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp hot, smoked paprika
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Heat a large frying pan over a low heat to toast the cumin and coriander seeds, the cloves and peppercorns for a few minutes, stirring so they don’t burn. Transfer to a pestle and mortar and pound to a powder.


Heat a tablespoon of oil in the same frying pan, add half the meat and brown all over. Transfer to a dish and repeat with the remaining meat, adding more oil if you need to.

Set the shoulder aside, reduce the heat to medium­low, add a little more oil with the garlic, ground spices, ginger, paprika and some salt.

Toast until the aromas start to fill the room, then stir in the browned meat with all their juices, coating with the spices, along with enough water to cover the meat.

Cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, or until the meat is very tender. 45 minutes before the end, add the apricots and almonds.

Taste and season as required.


In the last 40 minutes, heat a tablespoon of oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat.

Fry the onion gently for 10 minutes or so, until tender. Add the cinnamon and honey, butter and sliced tomatoes, and cover. Cook over medium heat for these last 40 minutes.

When the goat is tender, stir in the coriander, leave to stand for 15-20 minutes, and serve with makfoul on top and Le Levain sourdough on the side.

Recipe: Sarah McNally

Picture: Kasia Kaminska


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