The Appetizing Moroccan Meal Tajine
Like Paella or casserole, the word tajine strictly refers to a vessel rather than to the food cooked in it. A tagine is a heavy ceramic plate covered with a conical lid of the same material. The prettiest tajines, decorated in all tajines for actual use are plain reddish-brown in color, and come from Salé. The Appetizing Moroccan Meal Tajine, the food in a tajine is arranged with the meat in the middle and the vegetables piled up around it. Then the lid is put on , and the tajine is left to cook slowly over low light, or better still, over a charcoal stove ( kanoun ), usually one made spices. Chicken is traditionally cooked in a tajine with green olives and lemons preserved in brine. Lamb or beef are often cooked with prunes and almonds. When eating a tajine, you start on the outside with the vegetables, and work your way to the meat at the heart of the dish, scooping up the food with bread.
MOROCCAN COOKING CLASS WITH RIAD ANABEL
What better place to learn how to cook Moroccan food than Marrakech? Learn some Arabic phrases from your expert guide and practice them while shopping at a souk or open-air market, for fresh local ingredients. Follow your guide’s instructions to make a classic Moroccan dish such as a tagine, a stew of meat and vegetables named after the earthenware pot in which it’s cooked. Savor the fruits of your labor during a luncheon with fellow foodies at a riad, a traditional Moroccan house with an interior courtyard.
Learn some Arabic words for the ingredients you’ll need before going to a souk to shop for meat, vegetables and – most importantly – spices. Seek out native ingredients such as saffron from Taliouine, olives and mint from Meknes and citrus fruits from Fez.
Then, return to the riad and roll up your sleeves to begin your hands-on cooking class. Under your guide’s direction, make a traditional Moroccan dish such as a tagine or the similar tangia; couscous, steamed semolina with meat or vegetables; pastila, a dessert made of apples; or harira, a hearty soup often eaten with dates.
After the cooking’s done, it’s time to feast! For lunch, savor the authentic Moroccan meal you helped make in the tranquil atmosphere of your riad. Take home a recipe sheet so you can use your new-found knowledge of Moroccan cooking to impress your family and friends.
What is more satisfying than to eat food that you have prepared ? We will serve your dinner with a very nice ambience. After your meal realx and enjoy a complimentary refreshing Moroccan mint tea.
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