July 1, 2011

Tagine alla Sara

This is a vegetarian dish made by Sara

Ingredients for the paste

2 red onions
3 garlic cloves

small knob fresh root ginger

100 ml lemon juice (about 3 lemons)

100 ml olive oil

1 tbsp each honey, cumin, paprika, turmeric

1 tsp hot chili powder

handful coriander

Ingredients for the tagine

1 tbsp olive oil

3 carrots

1 large parsnips

3 red onions

2 large potatoes

4 leeks

12 dried prunes, dates or figs

2 spring mint, leaves only

Whizz paste ingredients in a blender. Cut all the vegetables for the tagine into chunks. Tip the oil and vegetables into a heatproof casserole and cook for about 7 minutes until lightly browned. Then add the paste along with dried fruits. Pour 400ml water, cover a lid and cook in the oven for 45 minutes. The oven has to be preheated to 220C. Then reduce heat to 180C and cook for another 45 minutes. Sprinkle with the mint and serve on its own or with couscous or bread.

Bon appetite

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