Monday, February 06, 2006
Tajine and Ras el Hanout
Moroccan Carrot Tajine
3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into coins
1/2 medium chopped red pepper
1/2 cauliflower cut in flowerets
1/4 cup chopped black olives
1/4 cup chopped dates
1 medium onion, chopped
1 head garlic (loose cloves)
2 tbs olive oil
juice of half a lemon
1 tbs turmeric
1 heaping tablespoon Ras El Hanout *
Splash of Rosewater**
1/2 chopped pickled lemon (just the peel)***
Pinch of salt
Optional: eggplant, zucchini
Place all ingredients together in a casserole dish (traditional cooking vessel is a tajine). Cover and bake at 350F for about 45 minutes. If cooking on the stovetop, cook covered at medium heat for about 30 minutes or until the vegetables are fork tender. Serve with rice or couscous or bulgur.
Contact me for information on buying Ras el Hanout directly.
* Ras el Hanout is a spice blend of 25 spices available in Winnipeg at Halal Meat Centre & Specialty Foods on 206 Maryland and Dino’s Grocery Mart on 460 Notre Dame .
** Rosewater is available at Dino’s Grocery Mart on 460 Notre Dame and at Halal Meat Centre & Specialty Foods on 206 Maryland.
***Pickled lemon is available at Dino’s Grocery Mart and at Halal Meat Centre & Specialty Foods on Maryland.