I also used leg of lamb since that is the only cut Whole Foods had. Skipped the saffron because we didn't have any. Threw in some cut baby carrots along with the prunes. It w as heavenly and not too difficult. Five stars.
This was a very easy recipe and it did not disappoint. Big on flavor, tender, juicy - I could not find stew meat or shoulder meat, so I ended up using leg of lamb and left it to cook low and slow. Because it was leg, there wasn't any fat to skim off the broth. Don't skimp on the cilantro. It's well worth putting in the whole bunch. I served this with whole wheat couscous and Moroccan carrots. It's a great dish and I will definitely make it again.