7 Recipe Ideas for Your Moroccan Tagine
Now that you’ve mastered how to use your tagine, see below for some creative recipe ideas using your tagine.
- Moroccan lamb tagine. Tender seasoned lamb stew meat with chickpeas, dates, oranges, and almonds is a classic sweet and savory Moroccan dish. Serve over couscous to soak up its delicious sauce.
- Moroccan chicken with preserved lemons and olives. A fragrant chicken stew with spiced bone-in chicken thighs or chicken breasts cooked with tangy preserved lemons, sauteed onions, and savory green olives. Finish with sprigs of fresh cilantro.
- Moroccan chicken and apricot. The secret to this dish is using the North African spice blend, Ras El Hanout, made with cardamom, clove, ground cinnamon, coriander, ground cumin, paprika, mace, nutmeg, peppercorn, and turmeric. The spice blend adds a bold flavor to the chicken and makes a rich sauce. Dried apricots, tomatoes, and honey are added to the dish for a combination of savory and sweet.
- Kefta Mkaouara (Moroccan meatballs). A Moroccan meatball dish in a zesty tomato sauce. Eggs are often added to the dish at the end of cooking, resulting in poached eggs perfect for dipping with crusty Moroccan bread.
- Mqualli (Fish tagine). A classic fish dish with potatoes, tomatoes, and bell peppers. Any firm fish can be used such as swordfish, sea bass, or dorado. The sauce base is typically made with ginger, saffron, and extra virgin olive oil.
- Moroccan vegetable tagine. A vegetarian-friendly tagine made with chickpeas, carrots, russet potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Seasoned with harissa paste and a touch of sweetness from honey and golden raisins.
- Shakshuka. Shakshuka is a simple and delicious dish of eggs that are poached in a spiced tomato sauce that is cooked with onions, chili peppers and garnished with herbs. Shakshuka is traditionally cooked in a tagine, but it can also be made in a cast-iron pan or skillet. Try our recipe for shakshuka here.