Tajine! Tajine! I like to eat you on Mondays and Tuesdays and Wednesdays and Thursdays. On Friday I eat Couscous and on Saturday and Sunday Tajine again. There are so many different ways to make a delicious tajine. You can have a fish tajine, beef tajine, lamb tajine, veggie tajine, chicken tajine and so on!
The chef Mohammed from Surf Berbere shows us how to make a traditional meat tajine.
What you need
Vegetables: Carrots, parsnip, tomatoes, courgette, potatoes
Cinnamon, ginger (powder), red pepper (powder), salt, pepper, curry, rosemarine
Cut carrots, courgette and parsnip in small pieces
Cut garlic and onions and slice the tomatoes.
Cut potatoes in slices as well, and put them in a bowl of water. Afterwards cut the meat.
This is what you should have right now: meat, sliced potatoes, peas, scliced onions, garlic, sliced tomatoes, small peices of carotte, corgette and parsnip, as well as some fresh parsley.
Now you can already start to heat up the coal. (Alternative: you can also cook the tajine on a gas stove)
Prepare the spices
Add some oil to your tajine and place onions on top.
Add spices, a bit of everything.
Add about 3/4 of the fresh parsley, garlic (and some more spices, if you want)
Add meat and mix it with the spices to get a great aroma.
Add your vegetables and top with peas
Surround everything with potato and tomato slices
Add some more spices on top of everything.
Now add the remaining parsley. Voila. Almost done!
It takes around 40min to cook the tajine. If you like the vegetables and the meat to be extra smooth, you can cook even longer. Eventually, add some water to it.
And now enjoy your tajine!