Moroccan Tajine with pineapple and apricot


Well, So many of you have been asking for this and here it is. It’s rich, warm and comforting dish that makes you feel at home…Moreover, it’s the perfect dish for winter times!

I’m not sure how I managed to keep this dish out from you guys so long! Especially when it’s basically the easiest thing in our moroccan cuisine, yet cooking it makes you feel like the greatest cook in the world…

No kidding, nothing can go wrong with this one. Tajine is as simple as ABC!

First, it doesn’t need so much ingredients, just give it some time and a loooot of love and passion.

 
Ingredients:
 
0.5 kg lamp
2 medium sized onions
2 tbs butter
2tbs olive oil
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp honey
Some dried apricot and pineapple

 

First, peel and grate the onions then place them in a tajin.
Add the olive oil, cover and let it cook on low heat for 10 min.
Add the lamp then the spices ( salt, pepper, ginger) and cover the half of the tajine with water.

Now, it’s time to caramelize the apricot and pineapple;
Place the dried fruits in a pot of  filled with water. Turn it off the stove, 3 min after boiling. Now add the butter and the dried fruits, honey, cinnamon and a pinch of salt ( sugar if you want). Cook on medium heat for 10 min.

The tajine will be ready in 40 min. Keep checking it and prevent from getting dry!

When ready top the tajine with the cazamelized dried fruits;

Serve HOT!

A few simple secrets to a successful tagine:

1. Always balance the sweet (apricots, raisins and cinnamon) with the spicy (pepper and paprika).
2. Think big. No need for fine chopping the onions. 
3. Don’t stress it. Let onions and lamp sweat for a long time on low heat.
5. Stir carefully. 
Don’t forget to share with us your kind of Tajine using the hashtag #thetaste0flife

Maha

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