Tagine dishes are slow-cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry or fish together with vegetables or fruit. Spices, nuts, and dried fruits are also used. Common spices include ginger, cumin, turmeric, cinnamon, and saffron.
Don’t be afraid of a whole fish and don’t be afraid if the skin comes off a bit when you are turning it over. Invest in a fish spatula and it will make a world of difference. I used an amazing blend of high quality olives (with pits!) but feel free to use whichever olives you like best. If you don’t like whole fish or don’t want to deal with the bones, you can make this dish with fish filet, just cook it for half the time and add only half the amount of water.
This is a famous Persian green stew called Ghormeh Sabzi. It is not so pretty to look at but beyond delicious. You can find dehydrated limes at all spice shops and in Israel, often in the spice section of a supermarket.
Lemongrass is a type of grass grown most commonly in Thailand and Vietnam. It has a mild citrus flavor and is used as an herb flavoring in curries. If you can’t find it fresh, try finding it dried, but many supermarkets do have it. Besides of its incredible and unique flavor, lemongrass has a whole list of health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and antidepressant qualities.
This is my version of pasta and meatballs. It has so much flavor and is more fun than what people are used to. Use a fattier minced meat so that your meatballs are not dry. If you want to save time, don’t make meatballs! Make this pasta and meat sauce. To do so, just skip the step of forming the meatballs. Add the olive oil to the pan, sear the ground meat, add the rest of the ingredients and follow the rest of the directions from when you would have added the meatballs back into the pot. And done!