Yea so I didn’t make a tagine. Your expectations of me are far too high. Bigfoot made tagine.
I said I wanted to record everything so we could make it again. Response: nod nod, yes yes Lea, don’t worry.
The problem is that he is a more natural cook than I am, so what that means is that he chucks in lots of things until it tastes right, then remembers how it tastes, but forgets what he put in or how much.
Of course it isn’t entirely his fault. Once I had his agreement that he would ‘remember’ what was in the dish and what he did, I happily went off and did my own thing, disregarding absolutely everything that was going on. I cook to eat you know, not for the sake of cooking. My posts are the result of my need for happy eating with minimal cooking. If someone else volunteers to do all the cooking, who am I to disagree? 🙂
So, I do apologise, but in this post I will be pasting the recipe we used as-is. I’m sure it tasted awesome that way. I’m using this as a recipe binder – with the hope that next time we make tagine, I can update it to reflect how it was actually made. It tasted amazing the way we *cough* made it too, so I hope that we can figure out how to do it again someday. Right.
Lamb, Prune, and Almond Tagine
Taken from Grantourismo. I have no idea how much we changed it, so you’re better off following their ingredients list, and method too if you like. I’ve added the method that we used below.
EDIT: you can find the original recipe on their website here. I’m a bit of a noob with regards to blog laws, and I didn’t realise you can’t paste entire recipes even if sourced.. Sorry guys, I won’t do it again, promise.
Big thanks to Terence for letting me know about my error!
I’ll add a new ingredients list once I figure out exactly what we put in our version.
Happy Bellea’s lazy unsupervised-cooking method:
- Fry onions, garlic, lamb, and spices in a pan until the lamb is browned. Start with the onion and garlic and add the lamb once that has cooked a little.
- Transfer everything to a crock pot (including the prunes and almonds). We also added some root vegetables here, like carrot and potato. Add the water here.
- Leave the crockpot on automatic for about 5 hours
- Take everything out and dump it in the tagine. Put the tagine over high heat, cover it and let it bubble. Keep going until it tastes nice, and add everything and the kitchen sink to make it so (yes, I don’t know what was added). Serve hot with crusty bread.
Note: Also now I have looked up blog laws, and apparently it’s fine to reproduce ingredients lists, and as long as they are accompanied by a re-write of the method? (link
) Anyway, sorry in advance if I attribute incorrectly, just let me know and I’ll change things 🙂