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Wed May 20, 2020, 06:34 PM

Anybody doing tagine dishes?

We discovered this from a Moroccan friend a couple of years ago.



The tagine dates back to Harun al-Rashid, a ruler of the Early Muslim conquests. The earliest writings about the concept of cooking in a tajine appear in the famous One Thousand and One Nights, an Arabic-language story collection from the ninth century. It is also mentioned during the Abbasid Caliphate (which stretched from the Middle East to North Africa and al-Andalus during the ninth century). The dish would have been already famous among the nomadic Bedouin people of the Arabian Peninsula, who added dried fruits such as dates, apricots and plums to give it its unique taste.

The traditional tajine pottery, sometimes painted or glazed, consists of two parts: a circular base unit that is flat with low sides and a large cone- or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking. The cover is designed to return all condensation to the bottom. That process can be improved by adding cold water into the specially designed well at the top of the lid.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tajine

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:02 PM

1. We were just talking about the tagine today.

My dad’s wife is 80 years old and has Alzheimer’s. She used to make some really fantastic chicken dishes in the tagine. We were talking about having her “teach us how to make” the best tagine dishes in the world - making it a family project.

I do love the chicken in the tagine. It is so moist and tender and makes the house smell wonderful.

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Response to Lefta Dissenter (Reply #1)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:05 PM

2. We really like it.

Doing one tomorrow night.

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Response to trof (Reply #2)

Wed May 20, 2020, 07:08 PM

3. I'll be thinking about you...

And how wonderful your home will smell.

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Response to trof (Original post)

Wed May 20, 2020, 08:00 PM

4. With an instant pot, you can cook a chicken tagine

in 6 minutes plus 10 for the cool down. Way less time than traditional stove cooked recipes. Delish!

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Response to trof (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2020, 06:07 AM

5. I have a clay pot and have been considering buying a tagine (after the pandemic), but

the thing holding me back is where to store it in my kitchen.

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