Tajine is the most famous dish in Morocco. People of the country and tourists from all over the world crave for this delicious dish. So, this time when you decide on your things to do in Morocco, don’t forget to try this aromatic food experience in Morocco. This sweet & spicy dish with the mind-blowing aroma gives you an amazing feeling. However, if you’re looking for a recipe and wants to surprise your family with this yummy food from Morocco, we are here to help. Enjoy the perfect recipe.
- 600 g half cooked beef
- 1 large onion finely chopped
- ½ of fresh coriander
- olive oil
- 1 * 400g container of drained chickpeas
- 1 * 400g tin of tomato paste
- The 800ml stock of organic vegetables
- 800 g butternut squash
- 100 g prunes
- 2 tbsp peeled almonds
- 1 tbsp ras-el-hanout spice mix
- 1 tbsp crushed cumin
- 1 tbsp crushed cinnamon
- 1 tbsp crushed ginger
- 1 tbsp sugary paprika
- Mix all the ingredients of spice rub in a small bowl, add a good pinch of sea salt along with the black pepper.
- Massage the beef with spice rub in a large bowl. Cover up with Clingfilm then keep it in the refrigerator for overnight or just for a couple of hours. (overnight is preferred)
- Meanwhile, prepare onion and coriander leaves for further cooking.
- Use a little amount of oil and heat it in a tagine or in a casserole pan. Add the meat and fry it for at least 5 minutes. After that add, finely chopped onion and the leaves of coriander and fry it for further 5 minutes.
- Then, use the drained chickpeas and the pate of tomatoes, stir it well and cover it up. Reduce the heat for 1½ hours
- In the intervening time, deseed and how the butternut squash into 5cm pieces, then destone and coarsely tear the lops. Grill the almonds in a dry frying pan until the color changes into a light golden, then slant into a bowl.
- When the 1st round of 1½ hours is complete, add the remaining stock including squash and prunes in it. Stir it gently and pop the cover back and cook it for another 1½ hours. Don’t just leave it, keep a check and you can add squish of water if required.
- At this stage, remove the lid and check the uniformity. If it seems a bit too fluid, boil for further 5 to 10 minutes, more with the lid off – the beef should be really tender and shedding apart now, so have a flavor and season to taste.
- Sprinkle the coriander leaves over the tagine along with the toasted almonds. Serve with a big bowl of lightly seasoned couscous and dive in.
On your upcoming all-inclusive Morocco holidays, do not forget to join in the cooking class or you have the recipe enjoy cooking the yummy dish at your home and treat your family.
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