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B.C.’s food, beverage and seafood products are among the best in the world, renowned for variety, freshness and exceptional quality. Find your local Farmers’ Market to purchase B.C. products, support a restaurant, event or tour that celebrates local food and beverage and try out a recipe using local ingredients. There’s so much to discover when you Reach for BC food and beverage.

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Buy BC represents a wide range of agriculture and seafood products. Look for the Buy BC symbol to satisfy your tastes and feel good about supporting local B.C. growers, producers and the economy. When you Buy BC you are getting fresh tasting, high-quality products that are grown, harvested, raised and processed locally by your neighbours all over the province. There’s a sense of pride that B.C. farmers feel when providing British Columbians with a variety of products that are from their own backyards.

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Featured Recipe

Moroccan Scented Metchosin Lamb Tagine

Tagine and place setting

Looking for a recipe featuring local ingredients? Check out this Moroccan Scented Metchosin Lamb by Chef Shirley Lang.

Method

In heavy skillet with lid, brown lamb in olive oil, add sliced onion and brown together. Add the lemon juice to deglaze the pot, keeping all ingredients in the pot. Season with salt & pepper. In separate fry pan on medium heat, add the Moroccan seasoning – do not add oil, keep stirring the dry spices until you can smell the sweet aromas. This is called “blooming” the spices. Take spices off the heat and stir into the lamb mixture. Slice the carrot, parsnip and garlic, then add to the lamb. Add the tomatoes and stir well. Bake in the oven at 375ºF (190ºC) for 40 minutes. When you remove from the oven add the dried apricots, cranberries and almonds. Stir well. Be sure to taste and then season if needed with more salt & pepper. Let sit for 10 minutes then roughly chop the parsley and sprinkle all over. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 lb. cubed Metchosin lamb
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large carrot
1 large parsnip
1 red onion
2 gloves of garlic
1 cup of fresh diced tomatoes
2 tbsp Moroccan seasoning (Chef Shirley uses her own special spice blend)
Salt & pepper to taste
1⁄4 cup lemon juice
1⁄2 cup sliced dried apricots
1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
1⁄2 cup sliced almonds
1⁄2 cup parsley

Moroccan Spice Blend

1 tsp of each:
cinnamon, harissa or
cayenne, paprika, cumin,
coriander
1⁄2 tsp of each:
ginger, allspice, cloves,
nutmeg, turmeric

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