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Vegetable tagine with chickpeas
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Anna's Best Mediterranean Peasant Dish ...
1 roasted red pepper
3 cloves garlic
1 red chilli
4 cloves ground
3 tsp coriander seeds ground
3 tsp cumin seeds ground
1 tsp smoked paprika
¾ cup coriander (50gms)
¾ cup Italian parsley
10 mint leaves
Rind and flesh of 1 lemon (disregard pith)
8 baby shallots (or small baby onions)
400gms sweet potatoes
1 fennel, quartered
3 kipfler potatoes
1 red capsicum, cut into thick strips
3 baby eggplant, cut in half length ways
1 zucchini, cut into about 6
4 roma tomatoes, cut in half
1 cinnamon quill
1 bay leaf
2 cups vegetable stock
10 pitted prunes
1 cup chickpeas, cooked
2 cups of cous cous
Enough hot water to just cover cous cous
1 red onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoon Oil
2 tablespoon preserved lemon, chopped
3 tablespoon flaked almonds
Salt and pepper
Handful of parsley
Handful of mint
Handful of coriander
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To make Chermoula
Lightly roast coriander and cumin seeds in pan.
Grind roasted cumin, coriander and cloves in a mortar and pestle.
Put all chermoula ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth
For the Vegetables
Coat shallots, sweet potatoes, fennel, capsicum, eggplant and zucchini in marinade mix and lightly fry in big heavy based saucepan or tagine.
Top with tomatoes, cinnamon, bay leaf, prunes and vegetable stock.
Cover and cook for about 1 hour until vegetables are just tender.
Add cooked chick peas and cook for a further ½ hour.
Serve with couscous and labneh (natural yogurt that has been suspended over a bowl and drained overnight).
Put cous cous in bowl, cover with hot water, cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit for 5 minutes
Lightly fry onions and garlic until soft
Add almonds and preserved lemons and sauté for another minute
Fold into cooked cous cous and add freshly chopped herbs. Season and serve.
Microwave is ideal for reheating.