I was excited when I was asked to give one of our latest products, the ceramic tagine, a trial run. As someone who enjoys cooking, I’ve always been intrigued by the tagine, but didn’t know too much about it. All I know is that it had a conical top (not sure why) and that it is a really beautiful piece.
Before deciding what to make, I did a little online research about the tagine. The tagine is the name of the vessel and the name of the food dish you prepare – think “I made a casserole in the casserole.” Turns out, the cone is designed to encourage any steam to come back down into the food to keep it moist – perfect for braising. I was also looking for recipes for vegetarian tagines and saw a similar pattern – lots of veggies, layered in the bottom of the tagine, add spices, oil, liquid – then cook. Not too complicated.
I decided since it is the best time of year to buy local produce at the market that I would just go and get whatever veggies look the best. I ended up with tomatoes, okra, eggplant, potatoes, onions, red peppers and zucchini.
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