When the weather starts to turn cold, it’s time to get your Moroccan kitchen moving. In a tagine, the heat comes from a tightly sealed pot with a fire underneath the cooking vessel.
The result is a flavorful stew that is mildly spicy, with an earthy note from the Moroccan spices. This dish has a base of chicken or lamb, and may include potatoes, carrots, and zucchini, but the main character is the spices.
A tagine is incredibly versatile, meaning you can enjoy it with a small salad and some crusty bread, or on its own as a main dish.
This dish is usually served with a meat or poultry main dish, but is also great with a side of couscous or rice. When preparing a tagine, you have a few options for what you can add to the stew.
Usually you want to add some form of meat, some form of vegetable, and some form of protein. The choice of what meat you use is up to you, but the key is to choose a cut of meat that you like, that also fits the recipe for the dish that you are making.
The dish is usually served with flatbread or couscous and olives.
What is tagine?
Tagine is a Moroccan dish that is typically a stew or casserole dish made with meat, rice, vegetables, and spices. There are hundreds of different tagines, and they are all unique in their own way
The word tagine is derived from the Arabic word for oven, tajine. It is cooked in a pot that is covered with a lid, which traps all the steam inside.
Most tagine recipes involve browning meaty meats like lamb shanks, and then adding vegetables. It’s also possible to be vegetarian, or to add fish, chicken, or other meats.
Tagine, or tagine, is a Middle Eastern dish consisting of meat, vegetables, and aromatic spices cooked in a sauce.
There are a few popular variations, such as the Moroccan one that features stewed chicken, potatoes, cinnamon and almonds. Other versions of the classic tagine treat vegetables as a side dish, such as the Moroccan dolma.
Side dishes to serve with tagine
Whether it’s spending an evening in the kitchen with friends or family, cooking something special for a special occasion, or just spending some good time with yourself, good food is something that everyone should have in their lives.
On your travels, you may have come across what every restaurant serves with its tagine: side dishes. Clearly, these side dishes are meant to be eaten with the tagine itself, but what are they and how should you serve them?
How To Make Chicken Tagine
Nothing could be easier than making chicken tagine, a Moroccan-inspired dish of chicken braised in a rich sauce with vegetables and lemons.
It’s a delicious and healthy meal that is generally believed to be good for the heart and immunity. Tagine is traditionally made with the finest cuts of chicken and is often served with a side of rice.
The preparation of tagine is very long, but the results are definitely worth it. It’s also a very popular Moroccan dish for street food, especially in Tangier. So why not impress your friends with the best Moroccan street food?
There are many different ways to make a tagine, but this simple recipe allows you to avoid complicated methods that require time and lots of ingredients.
1. Take the chicken thighs, flour, and salt and fry with onions for 3-5 minutes
2. Add the chicken thighs and sausage, and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
3. Add the broth, and bring to a boil.
4. Add the chicken thighs and cook for another 3 minutes
5. Remove from the heat and put the lid on.
6. Let cool and slice.
What vegetables goes with tagine?
A traditional dish in Morocco, the tagine is known for its rich, hearty flavor and distinctive spices used in it. If you are a tagine lover like myself, you might want to add a few other vegetables to it to make it healthier.
When you cook this dish, you need to add a variety of vegetables as well as spices and herbs. The traditional vegetables for tagine include, eggplants (aubergines), tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic and onions.
Some vegetables that go well with tagine include white beans, fresh or frozen cauliflower, and French beans, lettuce and maybe some olives.