Tagines form the basis of traditional Moroccan cooking. These hearty casseroles are cooked and often served in an elegant, specially-designed cooking vessel, the tagine. In this collection of recipes you will find some of the best-loved classics.
A chapter on Traditional Lamb Tagines includes the sumptuous Lamb Tagine with Dates, Almonds and Pistachio. Also included are less traditional but equally delicious recipes for Beef, Kefta and Sausage Tagines. Try a Beef Tagine with Sweet Potatoes, Peas and Ginger; or a Chorizo Tagine with Lentils and Fenugreek. Lighter recipes for Chicken and Duck Tagines include a tangy Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemon, Green Olives and Thyme. Ideas for Fish and Seafood dishes include a Creamy Shellfish Tagine with Fennel and Spicy Harissa. Vegetable Tagines make satisfying and economical meals. Try a Tagine of Artichokes, Potatoes, Peas and Saffron. A chapter devoted to Couscous Dishes provides an essential recipe for Plain, Buttery Couscous, as well as ideas for couscous-based dishes, such as Green Couscous with a Spring Broth; and Couscous Tfaya with Beef. Finally, Salads and Vegetable Side Dishes are often served alongside tagines to balance the flavours. Recipes to try include Preserved Lemon and Tomato Salad with Capers; and Honey-glazed Pumpkin with Spices.
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