Archive for August, 2011

Easy and Authentic Recipe for Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

This simple tagine recipe for the classic Moroccan lamb dish is so straightforward that one is virtually guaranteed a perfect result every time. Indeed, the hardest part of this whole recipe is probably getting all the ingredients together!


There are just six simple steps to tagine heaven!

Ingredients

1 tsp cayenne pepper, 2 tsp ground black pepper, 1½ tbsp paprika, 1½ tbsp. ground ginger, 1 tbsp turmeric, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 x shoulder of lamb, trimmed and cut into 5cm/2in chunks (about 1.1kg/2½lb meat in total), 2 large grated onions, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp argan oil, 3 crushed garlic cloves, 570ml/1 pint tomato juice, 2 400g tinned chopped tomatoes, 115g/4oz dried apricots cut in half, 55g/2oz dates cut in half, 55g/2oz sultanas or raisins, 85g/3oz flaked almonds, 1 tsp saffron stamens soaked in cold water, 600ml/1 pint stock (preferably lamb), 1 tbsp clear honey, 2 tbsp coriander (roughly chopped), 2 tbsp flat leaf parsley (roughly chopped).

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Marrakech Events in September

Monday, August 8th, 2011

With temperatures in Morocco beginning to fall after the oppressive heat of high summer (although there’s nothing exactly cool about the 33º average maximum for Marrakech) it’s time for tourist visitors to think of getting out and about again.

September in Marrakech may be a good month for weather but, as usual, there’s much more than that to enjoy, as the following local festivities during the month reveal.

International Festival of Salsa – at the Palmeraie Golf Palace, from the 22nd to 26th September, you can try your hand at salsa dancing as more than 2000 participants from around the world take part in workshops, performances and dance parties. For more information take a look at the official website (tip – don’t have the volume up full on your pc or you’ll get a salsa shock!)  

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