Curious Table brings you this week a savory and slightly sweet Moroccan lamb or eggplant tagine piled atop fluffy couscous, with dried fruits, fragrant herbs & spices, served with decadent sticky-date pudding and creme Anglaise! Vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options available.
I first experienced traditional North African tagine and couscous living in Southwest France. A tagine is a slow-cooked stew made in a traditional ceramic pot with a tight-fitting cone-shaped lid. Cooked over the coals in the desert, the dish relied on the natural juices of the ingredients to slowly steam & meld the flavors of savory meats, sweet fruits, vegetables and ras el hanout—a fragrant mix of turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and other spices.
The Boukherrie family invited us over to celebrate Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holy day that honors Abraham and his son Ishmael. Monsieur Boukherrie was ethnically Berber—part of a thousands year-old sheep herding tradition spreading from modern-day Morocco to Tunisia. The feast they spread before us was a savory lamb stew with winter and summer squashes, tomatoes, eggplant, dried dates, raisins and ras el hanout. Served with it was a rounded pile of delicate couscous, the North African staple of tiny slow-steamed semolina. It was everything great home cooking promises: magically traditional, memorable & delicious!
This week, Curious Table serves you this rewarding traditional meal:
- Moroccan Tagine: Slow stewed lamb, vegetables, squash, dried fruits, herbs & ras el hanout spices -- Plant-based option: eggplant
Couscous: Traditionally prepared double-steamed with fresh herbs
Sticky Date Pudding: Classic British Colonial dessert of diced dates and spiced moist cake served with Créme Anglaise
Based on your family’s needs, choose either “Plant-based” or “Meat-based” when ordering, and then choose your delivery day of Tuesday or Thursday, April 14 or April 16, 2020. Please let us know of any other dietary needs you have--dairy-free, gluten-free, allergens--we aim to perfectly serve your family!
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Order now for home delivery this week. A comforting traditional homemade meal made ready for you by Curious Table—eat well, be well!