If you consider yourself a foodie and you are not yet familiar with the word Tagine I urge you to do all you can to add it to your personal lexicon. For those of you who already know what a tagine is I bet your mouth is already watering just thinking about your last tagine meal.
A Tagine is both the name of the food and the cooking vessel used to cook it. In Morocco, the locals use the tagine similar to how we would use a slow cooker. A variety of meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices etc. are combined in the pot with a little bit of liquid and then are simmered to a stew like consistency. The conical lid of the tagine helps condense the steam and flavors that would otherwise be cooked off, and infuses them back into the food making the dish both tender and wonderfully delicious.
I have very much enjoyed experimenting with various tagine recipes, as well as making my own clay tagines for use in our kitchen. I am proud to announce that I have recently added a couple of tagines for sale on etsy.
Many great recipes may be found at epicurious.com
- Josh Flicker