Morocco is one of my favourite countries and after several trips there we now have good friends in the southern city of Zagora. It was there that I first learned how to make a tagine kefta, or in other words a Moroccan version of a meatball stew. Now I know there are almost as many versions of a tagine kefta as there are chefs. This one was taught to me by Mohammed in his kitchen in Zagora. For the oil, he used mostly olive oil but with a couple spoonfuls of vegetable oil mixed in. Also, the spices in Morocco are very fresh. Buy the best you can and add more if needed.
(Recipe from Cooking Light magazine, December) This looks to good not to make.Note: To roast spices, heat the whole spices in a dry pan to release their natural volatile oils and bring out their full aroma and flavor. Use a small, heavy skillet. Add the whole spices (roasting ground spices tends to turn them bitter, so is best avoided) and place over a gentle heat. Shake the pan, or stir with a wooden spatula to keep the spices on the move, and toast gently for 2 to 3 minutes. Some spices, including mustard and poppy seeds, "pop" when they are ready; others darken. The essential sign is that the spice becomes aromatic and smells toasty. Tip into a bowl to cook before grinding - preferably with a mortar and pestle. Remember, a coffee grinder can crush most spices, especially tough ones like cinnamon and cloves; clean the grinder afterward by grinding a small piece of bread or a couple of tablespoons of raw rice.
In Morocco, tajines or stews are made in a shallow earthenware cooking pots called tajines. In this version, use a crock pot to produce a mellow yet intensely flavoured meat and vegetable melange with a tender texture and enticing aroma. First published in Chatelaine's 10/2000 issue.
Tender chunks of beef simmered in a fragrant & fruity broth enriched with honey - a traditional Moroccan tagine at it's best! I cook mine in a traditional tagine & an electric tagine; but I realise that not everyone has one, so I have also tested this out in my crock pot; it works REALLY well and is better when cooking larger quantities. The meat becomes meltingly tender and the fruity & spicy smell transports you immediately to Morocco........on a magic carpet maybe?? Yes, I am waxing lyrical I know - but this tagine is a real winner. It's not particularly seasonal, but I do think that the colder autumn & winter months are a good time to indulge in this North African comfort dish!
This tagine comes from a recipe in my grandmother's recipe box. The clipping says that it comes from a restaurant in the fishing port of Essaouira, Morocco. I modified the recipe which used fryers to one that had legs and thighs since that makes it easier to prepare.
Moroccan Chicken with lemons and three types of olives. If you like sour/lemon flavours then this dish will be suitable for you. This dish is very easy and preparation time is only 10 mins and 30 mins to marinate. The recipe requires 1 chicken cut into serving pieces but I used 8 chicken pieces (thighs & drumsticks) with skin off. I don't normally have fresh coriander regularly available but I used 1 teaspoon of coriander powdered. It comes from a book called 'The Olive Oil Cookbook' by Marlena Spieler.
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