10 Moroccan tajine recipes

10 Moroccan tajine recipes

If you have bought a tajine for the first time and are wondering what to prepare in it, or just want an introduction to Moroccan main dishes, this list will give you the start you need. They are all tried-and-true classic Moroccan recipes that are easy to prepare in traditional clay tajines or conventional pots.

Remember that clay utensils should be seasoned before their first use. And if tajine cooking is new to you, it’s a good idea to get up to speed on how to use a tajine and how to cook in a tajine Morocco Sahara Trips.

1Chicken with preserved lemon and olives

This dish is repeated over and over again, and that is exactly what the Moroccans themselves do, whether they are cooking a weekday meal for their own families or preparing a larger dish to serve to guests. Saffron, ginger and turmeric are the key spices, but it is the addition of preserved lemon and olives that transforms the flavors into something wonderfully spicy and savory.

2Lamb or veal with prunes

While you might not normally think to look for prunes in the supermarket, you’ll definitely want to add them to your shopping list so you can try this fabulous dish. Moroccan cuisine offers a number of sweet and savory dishes that combine meat with fruit, and this particular combination might be the most popular. Lamb or veal is cooked until tender with fragrant Moroccan seasoning and then topped with prunes, which have been simmered in a cinnamon and honey syrup.

3Chicken and apricot tagine

This is another sweet and savory combination that is sure to please the most discerning palate. Chicken is slow cooked until tender with onions, garlic, saffron, ginger and cinnamon, then topped with dried apricots poached in syrup. Like other fruit tagines, this one is fairly easy to make.

4 Classic fish tagine with chermoula and vegetables

This is another sweet and savory combination that is sure to please the most discerning palate. Chicken is slow cooked until tender with onions, garlic, saffron, ginger and cinnamon, then topped with dried apricots poached in syrup. Like other fruit tagines, this one is fairly easy to make.

5 Moroccan meatballs in tomato sauce tagine

Instead of cooking in the tajine, a tasty Moroccan marinade called chermoulatagra is used.

6 Moroccan meatballs in tomato sauce tagine

If you can’t bring yourself to eat a tagine the Moroccan way-with a piece of crusty bread. for dipping-this comforting dish might just compel you to do so. The well-seasoned meatballs (kefta mkaoura) are cooked in a spicy homemade. tomato sauce, then traditionally garnished with poached eggs for the perfect finishing touch.

7 Vegetarian chickpea and carrot tagine

This simple tagine with chickpeas and carrots never fails to elicit praise. Seasoned with a sweet touch of cinnamon and honey, it is the perfect main dish or vegetarian side dish. Raisins are an optional addition.

8 Tagine of chicken, lamb, or beef with peas and artichokes.

Tagines with vegetables are the Moroccan equivalent of a one-pot meal or stew. Peas and artichokes are in season during the winter months and are frequently combined in dishes like this one. Key spices include saffron, ginger, and turmeric. Peas are shelled fresh in Morocco, and artichoke bottoms are cut by hand, but frozen vegetables can be used for convenience.

9 Berber tagine with vegetables, 10 Moroccan tajine recipes.

In this impressive everyday Berber-style dish, lamb or veal is hidden beneath a conical arrangement of seasonal vegetables. Use a clay tagine to add earthy, satisfying flavor to the preserved lemon, olives, and generous Moroccan seasonings. Chili is a must-have in many households, but leave it out if you don’t want the extra heat.

10 Merguez sausage and egg tagine, 10 Moroccan tajine recipes

When eggs are cooked with onions, tomatoes, and spicy merguez sausage, they are elevated. to the status of a main course. Seasoning usually consists of a pinch of salt, pepper, and cumin, but those who prefer something spicier will find harissa to be the ideal condiment.

11 Shrimp tagine in tomato sauce

A delicious seafood tagine with prawns is built on a tomato sauce base. The traditional way to eat tagine is with pieces of Moroccan bread rather than a fork, but for this particular dish, you may prefer to serve it on a bed of rice or pasta.

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