Friday, December 12, 2014
FFWD Chicken & Dried Apricot Tagine
I've never made a tagine before, but when I read this recipe I knew I would like it. I love Moroccan food. The combination of warm spices in a savory dish is such a welcome change from the way we usually eat. We had a Moroccan restaurant that we liked in Chicago, but haven't found one here. I guess I'll have to do more of this kind of cooking at home! Anyway, the one problem with this recipe--for me--is that I don't eat lamb. I substituted chicken, without making any other changes, and I thought it was great. I also loved that, after the initial set-up, this spent a whole hour in the oven by itself. It gave me plenty of time to complete the rest of our dinner (couscous, sauteed red peppers, and potato and celeriac mash for CCC) and to give Charlotte her dinner. This would be great for a dinner party. It's comforting yet exotic, and the time in the oven would give you lots of time to get everything else ready.