Big Blue Tagine

IMG_2358Big Blue is the first result of my Tagine theme.

A holiday in Morrocco in 2007 introduced my wife and I to the wonderful lamb stews of this sub Saharan state. Dried fruit, especially apricots adds to the sweetness of the lamb and the contrasting bitter herb rosemary well known to Mediterranean cuisine.

The stew is eaten from the large pot in the centre of the family table, each diner dipping in with their fingers.

Traditionally tagines are of low fired earthenware in terracotta red clay with straight tapered sides to both pot and open topped lid. My take is to use stoneware clay, curved lines and varied glaze effects. The spouted lid remains for culinary reasons!