19 October 2010

my tagine

after several requests from "many families" ;) here is the recipe for my vegetarian tagine ...

*2 tablespoons olive oil
*1 onion chopped
*1 cloves garlic crushed
*1 small aubergine cut into 2cm cubes
*1 courgette cut into 2cm cubes
*1 red pepper cleaned, sliced and cut into pieces
*1 small butternut squash peeled, cleaned and cut into 2cm cubes
*1 teaspoon ground cumin
*1/2 teaspoon turmeric
*1/2 teaspoon paprika
*1 cinnamon stick
*a pinch of salt
*150ml tomato puree
*150 gr cooked chick peas and a bit of the cooking liquid
*50 gr dried apricots or dried plums cut into half
*50 gr slivered toasted almonds
* a handful of chopped fresh coriander

gently fry the onion and garlic in the olive oil. add all vegetables and fry gently, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. add all the spices and salt and stir well. add the tomato puree, the cooked chick peas with a bit of the cooking liquid and the apricots or plums. bring to the boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until all vegetables are very tender.
meanwhile cook some couscous according to the instructions in the pack or make some fluffy rice.
when the tagine is ready test for seasoning and serve hot with the couscous or rice and sprinkled with the toasted almonds and coriander.

... and this is to *celebrate* my work feature at bloesem today. bon appetit! :)

image from the very talented ana ventura who had the opportunity to try this recipe for herself and with whom I'm preparing a little special project ... tomorrow I will show you how talented she is in ceramics too ... and in here you can have a peek into my little territory ... obrigada Ana! ;)