Recipes in tajines

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Are you looking for recipes in tagines? Whether you’ve just discovered tagines or have been wondering what makes this utensil so special, this post is for you!

What are Tagines?

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Tagines are cooking vessels characterized by having a deep dish and a cone-shaped lid, which allows steam to condense and return to the ingredients. Although they traditionally come from North Africa, nowadays they are used worldwide and are especially popular for cooking slow-cooked dishes like roasts.

Types of Tagines

kuoko ceramic tagine
Tagines can be made of clay or ceramic. Although both materials are excellent for slow cooking, ceramic tagines last longer, and some, like Kuoko’s stoneware ceramic tagines, can be used on both glass and induction cooktops, making them much more versatile and durable. Additionally, clay tagines need to undergo a seasoning process before use to prevent them from breaking afterward. Since ceramic ones don’t require this process, it’s much more popular nowadays to choose the latter type as they can be used directly.

If you’re thinking of acquiring a tagine but still unsure if you need one, keep reading! Here are 2 recipes you can make in tagines that will whet your appetite:

2 Tagine Recipes

Cooking in tagines is a unique culinary experience, as it enhances and elevates flavors. The finishes of the roasts are usually juicy and tender, but don’t think that just because they’re hot dishes you’ll only use them in winter—there are many recipes you can make in summer with a tagine!

Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds

  • To prepare this dish, rinse and pat dry the lamb seasoned with salt and pepper. Then, heat some oil in the tagine and brown the lamb pieces.
  • Once cooked, remove them and, in the same pot, sauté the onion, garlic, and ginger. You can add spices to taste.
  • With this mixture done, add the lamb pieces and water, reduce the heat, and cover with the lid. Now let it simmer for approximately 1 and a half hours.
  • Next, add prunes and almonds and let it simmer for another 15 minutes. And you’re done!

Chicken Tagine with Lemon

  • Start by seasoning the chicken thighs with salt, pepper, cumin, and sweet paprika. After this, heat oil in the tagine and cook the chicken thighs until they are golden brown. Remove them from the heat and set them aside.
  • Now add onion and garlic to the tagine and sauté them for a few minutes.
  • Once done, add the chicken, lemon slices, and cover with water. Reduce the heat, put the lid on, and wait about 45 minutes while it cooks.

As you can see, both processes are very similar and have something in common: you can close the tagine and forget about it! There’s no need for continuous stirring, and the best part is that your dishes will be healthy as well as delicious. Remember that maintaining a healthy diet is the most important. Therefore, at Kuoko, we ensure that our products are free from toxins so that your dishes are delicious.