When we were planning a visit to Marrakesh we couldn’t wait to try Chicken Tagine. A Tagine is a pottery dish with a cone shaped lid used to make traditional Moroccan cuisine. The most traditional method is to set the tagine on top of a base heated with wood coals. The meat, vegetables and herbs are slow cooked to perfection.
In absence of wood coals, the tagine can also be simmered on a gas range with a metal diffuser – or you can use a dutch oven or large heavy covered skillet. The key is finding the right ingredients and allowing time for them to mingle together over low heat.
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Tagines recipes vary and some are sweetened with the use of dried fruit and honey. But the one that became a favorite for us was a very traditional tagine made preserved lemon and olives. Serve it with traditional Moroccan crusty bread, and rice, couscous or quinoa. And if you love the exotic flavors of Morocco, you can also try this Grilled Harissa Shrimp and Moroccan Couscous Salad from Beyond Sustenance. Delicious!
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 328
A special thank you to La Maison Arabe who provided the basis for this adapted recipe.
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