In one of today’s comments, somebody was wondering why I don’t
have any Tajines in my blog. Well, there’s a sad story behind that.
Back in Morocco, I spent a long time searching for this tajine, because I
don’t believe in glazed tajines for cooking. This type (unglazed tajine)
tastes wonderful & obviously nothing is added to it!!
I was happy & excited to get this one even if it is small but it’s more than
enough for me & my hubby. I remember wrapping it with care & placing it
happily in my luggage while thinking that in a couple of days I’ll be cooking
in it & we’ll be enjoying tastes from home. After all the emotional moments
with my family at the airport, I flew back to our place. I unpacked & this is
what I found..
You have no idea what a tajine means to Moroccans, really I almost cried 😦
You must wonder why I still keep it, right? Well, I’m planning get creative
with it, since I can’t use it in my kitchen!
Honestly I can’t lie & cook something & call it tajine while it’s not (Even if it
has the same ingredients used in making it).
Tajine should be cooked in this earthen pot or forget about it! Because the
taste would be so much different. You’ll find plenty of people who don’t
necessarily follow this rule. But trust me a tajine should be cooked & serve in
it that’s why everybody loves it & that’s why I almost cried.
But here’s the good news. I’ll have my family send me one & I’ll share as many
tagine with you as you like.
Tip: If you are lucky enough to have a tajine, try to get a brazier. The best way
to cook a tajine is on charcoal to have a smoky delicious result.