A tagine is a delectable Moroccan stew redolent of fragrnat fruits and spices. The word 'tagine' refers to both the dish itself and the pot it is cooked in. Try this one served over couscous, quinoa or rice.
Place the dried fruit in a small heatproof bowl. Add boiling water to cover and soak for 20 minutes to soften. Drain, coarsely chop and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, cover and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, cinnamon, turmeric and allspice and cook, stirring, for 30 secs. Add the green beans, tomatoes, stock, brown sugar and salt & pepper to taste. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until the green beans are tender, about 20 minutes.'.
Add the reserved fruit and the chickpeas abd cook for 5-10 minutes to blend the flavours. Stir in the alomnds, parsley, and lemon zest. Taste and adjust the seasonings then serve hot.