On Christmas morning I had no idea what a tagine was. In fact, my spell-checker still doesn’t, do you? Well, I got one for Christmas so today was the day to try it out. It is a Moroccan slow cooker. I checked the Internet for recipes and found one for Moroccan Tagine Lamb and as luck would have it, I had all the ingredients.
First the meat, marinated in spices and mixed with fried onions and garlic.
Then I garnished it with olives
put the conical lid on and put in a slow oven for 2½ to 3 hours. It was delicious and luckily I had some couscous around too, which is a traditional accompaniment.
If you spotted the flour in the background, you might have guessed I made bread too. Not with that flour, I used whole wheat but didn’t have enough left to dust my hands while kneading.
This is just before it went in the oven:
and this is what came out:
Makes me feel sorry for this guy, but he prefers his cold fat with seeds.