Lemon & Olives Tagine ♡

January 14, 2019

One of my family’s favourite recipe. You can combine it with the protein of your choice. I cook the protein separately and add it just before eating so it can soak some of the juices. My husband loves to eat it with bread, I think he eats almost everything with a fresh baguette. I am a rice lover, so I often make rice for myself. My children are still too young to have a preference.

This is the recipe for my lemon tagine!

Lemon & Olives Tagine ♡

Ingredients

  • Olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil)
  • Safran
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic (I love garlic, but you can put a little less or none if you don’t)
  • 2 table spoon of Harissa
  • 1 table spoon of Dijon mustard
  • 2 table spoon of Ras Al Hanout spices
  • 1.5 liter of home made stock of your choice
  • 1/2 kilo of potatoes (I often use new potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup of olives (your choice of black or green, I use both)
  • Parsley and or coriander

Directions

  • I start by squeezing the juice of the lemon. I cut out the lemon skin and keep it for later. Put the lemon in a bowl and add the Harissa, Dijon mustard, 1 table spoon of Ras Al Hanout and crush garlic. I mix well and add the stock before letting the flavors mingle for a while.
  • Cut the onion and reserve. In your pan, put a little olive oil over low to medium heat, add the safran until fragrant. Make sure not to burn it. Add the onion and let it sweat for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the remaining Ras Al Hanout, olives, lemon skin and potatoes. Stir for a few minutes and add your previously made mixture. I let it cook over low heat for at least 1 hour to build up the flavors. Cut the fresh parsley and or coriander and add few minutes before serving.

A few months every year I don’t eat meat and this recipe also suits vegetarians. My husband remains a meateater so that is why I cook the meat or fish separately. We like the combination of either chicken, trout or salmon with the tagine. I usually use chicken tenderloin with this recipe, but you can also add drumsticks (before adding the mixture), it will be delicious.

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You can add any root vegetables you like and artichokes. Eat it with quinoa or couscous.

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