Strictly speaking, tagine is the name for the unique conical cooking pot used in Morocco but it’s become known as the generic name for a gently spiced slow-cooked stew often sweetened with dried fruit or honey. The balance between the sweetness of the fruits or honey and fragrance of the spices is a key element of refined Moroccan cooking and here the mix includes coriander, paprika, allspice, cassia and cardamon.
USES: Obviously great for tagines, but also try on roasted veg!
INGREDIENTS: Allspice, cardamon, cassia, coriander, paprika, turmeric, chilli flakes
Allergens are listed in CAPITALS. May contain traces of celery, sesame and mustard
1 portion = 2 tbsp
600g diced lamb or chicken or root veg - cut into large chunks
1 large onion - thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic - finely chopped
1 carrot - peeled and thickly sliced
400g tin chopped tomatoes
A handful of dried fruit - raisins, dates or apricots or use 1 tbsp honey if you prefer
Rice or cous cous to serve
1) Fry the lamb, onion, garlic and carrot in 2 tbsp oil for 10 minutes or until the onion is soft and the lamb is just beginning to brown around the edges
2) Stir in the TAGINE SPICES, 1 tsp salt, tomatoes, the dried fruit and 200ml water then cover and simmer for 50 minutes or until the sauce is rich and thick (chicken will take a bit less time)
3) Cook the rice or cous cous now
4) Serve the tagine with rice or cous cous on the side
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