Probably the definitive dish of Moroccan cuisine, tagine is a hearty casserole which contains meat, vegetables and usually dried fruit (apricot or dates). It takes its name from the clay pot in which it is cooked and served. In Morocco it tends to be a dish served on special occasions, but it makes a delicious dinner at any time for us!
Traditionally tagine is made with lamb, chicken or vegetables, and the tagine spices include cinnamon, cumin and coriander. Its flavour is spicy and warm, with sweet undertones from the cinnamon, and of course the dried fruits included. Any vegetable can be used, but an authentic tagine usually includes carrot and turnip – it is one of those dishes that gives you your meat fix plus one of your five-a-day too, a perfect one-pot meal when served with some couscous on the side, just as delicious when meat-free.
Tagine is a dish which will only improve if you make it the day before you plan to eat it, giving the many spices time to permeate the dish with their delicious flavours and aromas. One of our true favourites, this tagine blend is the perfect way to introduce a little Moroccan magic into your cooking!