Strictly speaking, tagine is the name for the unique conical cooking pot used in Morocco but it’s become known as the generic name for a gently spiced slow-cooked stew often sweetened with dried fruit or honey. The balance between the sweetness of the fruits or honey and fragrance of the spices is a key element of refined Moroccan cooking.
Because the domed or cone-shaped lid of the tajine pot traps steam and returns the condensed liquid to the pot, a minimal amount of water is needed to cook meats and vegetables. This method of cooking is important in areas where water supplies are limited or where public water is not yet available.
Ingredients: paprika, coriander, cinnamon, marash, allspice, clove, cardamom, mace and ginger.