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 (tə-zhēn′, -jēn′)
1. An earthenware pot used in the cooking of Morocco, consisting of a tall conical lid and a shallow base that doubles as a serving dish.
2. A thick stew slowly simmered in such a pot, typically made of meat or poultry, vegetables, fresh or dried fruits, and spices.

[Arabic ṭājin, frying pan, shallow earthenware pot, from Greek tagēnon, tēganon, frying pan, of unknown origin.]
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(tæˈʒiːn) or


1. (Cookery) a large, heavy N African cooking pot with a conical lid
2. (Cookery) a N African stew with vegetables, olives, lemon, garlic and spices, cooked in a tagine
[from Moroccan Arabic tažin, from Arabic tājun frying pan]
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The oil with its distinctive, nutty taste can be used in salads, tagines, and simply for dipping bread, however, when mixed with ground almonds it's positively addictive.
Tables are laid out with a merry mix of patterns in the form of woven table linens, earthenware and ceramics, tagines and glassware.
The Modern Tagine Cookbook by Ghillie Basan is published by Ryland Peters & Small THE RECIPES Prawn tagine with saffron, ginger and fennel SERVES 4 Many shellfish tagines are not so much traditional as they are inspired by cultural influences, such as the prawn/shrimp and mussel tagines of Tangier that resemble the cooking of Andalusia across the Mediterranean Sea.
She rustles up some quick dishes inspired by the aromatic flavours and smells of the Medina quarter, from the mounds of olives and heady spices at the markets to the slow-cooked tagines prepared in the heart of a family kitchen and the high-end delights of top chef Moha Fedal.
He had a good knowledge of the menu and we went with his advice to try two tagines instead of the very popular meze (consisting of approx eight dishes) which is also available as a vegetarian option.
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On trips to this city along the coast, she always enjoyed eating fresh fish -- the people here eat a lot of fish -- either grilled or in tagines. Northern Morocco has a prevalent Spanish influence -- because it was colonised -- and here, Hanane tells us, you will notice that people speak Spanish and Arabic, rather than French which is commonly spoken all over Morocco.
They are delicious on their own, (I have a serious addiction) but dates can also be used in main courses like Moroccan tagines, and desserts.
Tagines are easy to prepare and require relatively few special dishes: this gathering of meat-free tagines includes side dishes and covers everything from lighter choices for suppers to hardier fare, such as a Lentil Tangine with Ginger and Ras-Al-Hanut.
It has everything from quaint tea sets and tagines, to natural soaps and essential oils.