Recipes from around the world'
This page will act as a round up of all the different recipes I have undertaken from different countries!
This week my recipe was from Morocco and I really enjoyed making it - partly because it used 5 different spices which looked and smelt amazing ! I enjoyed the result as well. I was a little unsure as there was no sauce to bind the tagine together. Shoot. Yes there was. I just didn't put it in! There was supposed to be a can of tomatoes! Seriously - I must learn to read the recipe properly! Well, seeing as that was my only criticism of the recipe, I guess that's sorted!
I am posting the recipe below but bear in mind that the result should look redder than my photo because of the tomatoes! My excuse is that after a day in the library I had used all of my concentration! Ha! Have you ever omitted a key ingredient out of recipe and not realised it? (please make me feel better here!)
The raisins in this dish are absolutely delicious, they add a real sweetness against the spices. It made enough for my dinner and three lunches- this is delicious cold - even without the tomatoes this a really flavoursome (is that a word?) dish! I love the textures of chickpeas and aubergines!
adapted from gutsy gourmet
1 onion, finely chopped
1 large garlic clove, finely chopped
1 large carrot, thinly sliced
1 large green pepper, thinly sliced into strips
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 cup water
1 medium aubergine, cubed
1 can tinned tomatoes
1/2 cup raisins
1 240g can chickpeas (drained)
1 cup couscous
1. Heat a little oil in a pan and cook garlic and onion for 3-4 minutes
2. Add carrot, pepper, spices and 1/2 cup of water, cook for 5 minutes
3. Add 1/2 cup water, aubergine, tinned tomatoes, raisins and chickpeas
4. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes (stir during cooking)
5. After 25 minutes, put couscous in a bowl and add 1 1/2 cups of boiling water and a drop of olive oil. Cover until absorbed, add a little more water if needed to get the texture!
Taste - ***
Repeat - Probably!
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