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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Chicken Tagine.

Until tonight, the only tagine I'd ever eaten involved sauce from a jar.
It was tasty, I won't say otherwise, and using jar and packet sauces is how I learned to cook, but I felt it was about time I made one from scratch.
For this I used a recipe from my Lonely Planet, World Food, Morroco book.
Again, I can't give it to you, for copyright reasons, but it was chicken thighs, onion, garlic, ground ginger, garlic, saffron, black pepper, preserved lemons, black olives and the dreaded (according to some!) chicken livers!
I cooked this all day in my slow cooker.
It didn't look like much, in fact, it looked fairly off putting but the smells were delicious.
I served this with cous cous, to which I added a couple of sliced tomatoes and a green pepper.
I'm afraid I picked the pepper out of mine, as I don't like it.  I put it in for Niamh.
We both loved this, the preserved lemons give a brilliant fresh flavour to an otherwise rich dish.