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12 Reasons A Tagine Is Just What You Need This Winter (RECIPES)

Let this dish from Northern Africa help you survive the winter.

tagineWhen the weather dips into arctic temperatures, there's nothing like a pot of simmering stew to make us feel right again. While you can never go wrong with the classic choice -- beef stew -- we think it's nice to bring a little excitement into our wintery kitchens with recipes from North Africa. We might not be able to feel the sun of the Sahara, but we can at least taste the bold flavors of that hot culture through its tagine recipes.

Tagines are versatile stews, usually chicken or lamb, slowly simmered in a traditional two-piece clay pot. (Actually, the name tagine refers to the pots they're cooked in, not the dish itself.) The pots were designed for slow cooking and optimal moisture retention, which means fall-off-the-bone meat stews every single time. If you don't have a tagine, you can still get the same results with a regular pot or even a slow cooker. The cooking vessel is not important, what matters most with tagines is to capture the bold flavors of Morocco. Its preserved lemons, briny olives and sweet dried fruit will create a meal that'll melt your hardened winter heart in just one bite.

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Spicy Lamb Tagine
Simply Recipes
Get the Spicy Lamb Tagine recipe by Simply Recipes
2
Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Spring Vegetables
Kate LeSueur
3
Crock Pot Lamb Tagine
Crepes of Wrath
Get the Crock Pot Lamb Tagine recipe by Crepes of Wrath
4
Warming Winter Squash Tagine
Mark Weinstein/Food52
Get the Warming Winter Squash Tagine recipe by allyeats via Food52
5
Chicken Tagine With Artichoke Hearts And Peas
Tina Rupp/Food&Wine
6
Lamb Tagine With Plums And Almonds
Fig Test Kitchen/Food52
Get the Lamb Tagine with Plums and Almonds recipe by Fig Test Kitchen via Food52
7
Zucchini And Chickpea Tagine
Herbavorious
Get the Zucchini and Chickpea Tagine recipe by Herbavorious
8
Chicken, Apricot And Rosemary Tagine
Alana Bread
9
Moroccan Vegetable Tagine
Green Kitchen Stories
Get the Moroccan Vegetable Tagine recipe by Green Kitchen Stories
10
Grilled-Chicken Tagine
Con Poulos/Food&Wine
11
Chickpea & Potato Tagine
Running with Tongs
Get the Chickpea & Potato Tagine recipe by Running with Tongs
12
Lamb And Onion Tagine
Greedy Foodster
Get the Lamb and Onion Tagine recipe Greedy Foodster

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