Posts Tagged‘tajine’

Artichoke and Lamb Tajine

Lamb and Artichoke Tajine

  Lamb or mutton is a meat that was new to me. My first memory encountering this was at a  seder meal every 5th grader at my church attended.  The seder meal marks the beginning of passover in Judaism.  Don’t ask me why a bunch of Scandinavian Lutherans included this practice in their congregation. They just did. I remember that we made bread for the meal, unleavened of course.  There was haroset (my favorite), bitter herbs (parsley-very exotic where I grew up) and there was lamb. Fatty, unseasoned lamb. We had plenty of “good cooks” in the congregation but few…

Quince Tajine

Chicken and Walnut Tajine with Quince Paste

MarocBaba and I always come to a head when I start “playing” with a tajine.  To him there’s no messing with an original.  When I started to put this tajine together he thought it was another attempt on my part to make something new. But, I first saw this tajine in Paula Wolfert’s Food of Morocco.  The original calls for cut up quinces. I’ve never seen a quince in our markets and am sure they simply are not in demand here.  I did however have some quince paste from another recipe I had made.  The quince paste really worked beautifully.…

Weeknight Beef Tagine

Weeknight Beef and Snap Pea Tagine with Sweet Onion & Apricot Mrouzia

Last week I asked my Facebook fans (you are a fan right?) what they’re go to meals are for summer time.  If you are anything like me spending hours in the kitchen during the summer months is low on your priority list. I’ve been making a lot of really fast and easy dishes on the grill or that only have a short cooking time on the stove. We don’t have central air conditioning so keeping the house cool is a constant battle in the summer months.  Some of our favorite dishes (like tagines) take a long time to cook on…

Kefta and Eggs

Egg and Ground Meat Tagine {Kefta Mkawra}

If you have been a long time reader here you may be noticing some recipes that I posted a very long time ago are reappearing. I have been doing my best to better document ingredients, measurements and tips and tricks of some of these favorite dishes. I have also been retaking the images.  I hope you’ll agree with me that my pictures have improved and include more step by step images. Just in case you forgot how bad they were I’m putting the picture I originally posted with this recipe at the end of this post. This recipe is one…

Chicken with Potato and Preserved Lemon Tajine

  There are two Moroccan meals that I learned first.  This is one of them (the other is Moroccan style lentils). Although I now can make any number of tajines and other dishes, chicken with potatoes and preserved lemons brings back really nice memories. It took me many tries to get the spices right and many more tajines where the potatoes burned or the chicken wasn’t quite done. But, sometimes getting there is half the battle. My little sister – well she’s not so little anymore – loves this tajine with carrots mixed in. I’ve been dying to try it…

Visiting Some Old Favorites

On the weekends I usually take a little more time to prepare larger meals and favorite foods.  For me during the week it’s just too hard to keep up and I’m usually too tired for any major cooking after a day at work.  I try and circumvent a lot of this stress by cooking a little more on the weekend and freezing food to use during the week.  If this isn’t a technique you use I highly recommend it.  Just about anything can be frozen from breads to soups, desserts and baked goods.  If you don’t use your freezer but…

Lamb Tajine with Peas and Potatoes

What’s sweeter than fresh sweet peas (in super sweet little hands nonetheless)?  On a recent trip to the farmer’s market I was very happy to see tables bulging with these beautiful peas.  As the first of the season some pods were full of plump peas while others were minimal.  While at the market I also picked up some lamb chops from a local organic farm, stalks of green garlic and bunches of mint and flat-leaf parsley.  I know exactly what I was going to make. I’ve been wanting to make some tajines in my tajine pot instead of the pressure…

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Guest Post: Amnahs’ Moroccan Meatball Tagine

Today’s guest post is from a new blogging buddy of mine.  Amnah is an absolute darling and I have really enjoyed getting to know her.  She is a fellow contributor at American Muslim Mom and is the mom I wish I could be!  You should really stop by her blog, Little Life of Mine for more food, adorable pictures and activities with her beautiful girls.  Connect with Amnah on  her site, Twitter or Facebook. Visiting Morocco has been on the top of my travel wish list for as far back as I can remember. In fact it comes in at…