Try something different with fresh British cherries during their short summer season. This Moroccan-inspired spiced pilaf is a clever one-pot recipe, filled with juicy cherries, tender lamb and spinach for a simple family dinner.
- Heat the oil in a large lidded pan over a medium-high heat. Season the lamb and fry for 6 mins or until browned all over. Transfer to a plate; set aside. Reduce the heat and add the butter to melt. Tip in the onion; cook for 8 mins to soften.
- Increase the heat and stir in the spices; cook for 1 min. Add the rice, half the cherries and the seared lamb; season. Pour over the stock, bring to the boil, then cover. Reduce the heat; simmer for 12-15 mins until the rice is tender and the stock absorbed. Stir in the spinach and let it wilt.
- Sprinkle over the chopped herbs, remaining cherries, flaked almonds and crushed chillies to serve.
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