Tonight I was bored. So I did something I don’t think I’ve ever before done for fun.
I know, you’re thinking, “that’s not the Mandy I know!”
I wasn’t even hungry. But I really love cooking my own tajines. Heading to the souks to buy the fresh vegetables and olives, the herb man for the fresh spices, the butcher for the meat (definitely freshly cut if you know what I mean 😉 and then to the community bread oven. Because, after all, what would tajine be without fresh-out-of-the-oven bread?
So here what I did:
Sliced the onions to line the bottom of the tajine
Add the carrot sticks with the centres removed (the lighter coloured bits)
Slice the potato and place over top
Then add green pepper, peeled zucchini slices, tomatoes and peas.
Sprinkle fresh cumin, pepper and salt and lots of coriander.
Drizzle some olive oil around. (Right now I’m loving the fresh-pressed olive oil I got as a gift from a friend in the desert. YUM!)
Cook for about an hour, checking regularly.
Et bon appetit!
(Apparently tajines are super easy to make. But for me it’s a huge feat.)