Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Around the World: Morocco

Oh, I can't look at this picture without wanting to make and eat this all again! This is the menu for Morocco: Moroccan Tagine, Orange Couscous, tangerines (named after the city of Tangier, in Morocco!), and Cinnamon-Sugar Almonds.

Tagine is a thick Moroccan stew made with chickpeas, vegetables (tomatoes, zucchini, butternut squash, and peppers), raisins and spices, served on a fluffy bed of couscous. Couscous looks like a grain but is actually a tiny semolina pasta; it is a staple food in the cultural area of North Africa known as the Maghreb (west), which includes Morocco, Algeria, Libya, and Tunisia. So there you go -- your geography lesson for the day!

The toasty, sugared almonds are actually even better using whole blanched almonds (almonds without their skins), but I wasn't able to locate any locally for the photo shoot.

Link: Vegan Lunch Box Around the World.

11 comments:

Karen said...

god that looks good

Lucy in the Sky said...

Looks delicious, as ususal. Btw, it's not much work to blanch almonds. Just pour some boiling water over the almonds, wait a few minutes and the almond skins will be soft and loose and can be removed easily. And I agree, toasted blanched almonds taste so much better.

Jennyjen said...

Oh, YUM!!! You had me at Morocco, but I didn't expect my mouth to be watering! Simply divine.

Adaeze said...

ooh, yeah, as soon as i saw the picture i knew what was for dinner tonight! wish me luck in making a dish that hopefully turns out as delicious as your looks!

sooz said...

Wow! That looks amazing! Time to get my tagine out I think!

mrsrazon said...

Oh yum, I love Moroccan food!

These pictures have been amazing. Next time I'm at the book store I am buying this book!

Aviva said...

happy birthday!!!!

The Voracious Vegan said...

This picture made me so hungry! I love Moroccan food and this looks delicious.

Power Plant said...

Looks awesome!

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