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Slow Cooker Awesomeness
Okay, my best efforts recreation of the AMAZING tagine I just made.

Spice mix:
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp coriander
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1.5 tsp pepper
1.5 tsp tumeric
1.25 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
.5 tsp cloves

Take a non stick pan, add a splash of olive oil and 2 tsp of the spice mix. Heat it up (as if you were doing curry). Throw in 2 sliced (vidalia) onions, and like 6 cloves garlic. I added water on and off to keep them cooking till they were soft. I had intended to use the tiny sliced plums from last year, but they'd gotten freezer-burned/dehydrated down to nothinginess. I threw them in anyways, since it had originally called for prunes. I dumped it into the crock pot. I chopped up the steak meat (about 1.5 pounds), which was frozen, and browned it quickly in the skillet, then dumped it in the crock pot too, along with a cup of water, 1.5 tsp salt, three generous squirts of honey from a squeeze bottle and, because I wasn't sure about the plums, two tiny chestnut crab apples (best apples ever). And then I cooked it for about 4 hours in the crockpot.

When I was done letting it cook, I made couscous with 2 parts water, 1 part broth.

Serve them together. Scarf it up. AWESOMENESS.

And it was AMAZING.
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From: orbitalmechanic Date: September 28th, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you think it would be equally awesome with lamb? It seems lamb-friendly.
tanaise From: tanaise Date: September 28th, 2009 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't see why not. there certainly are lamb tagines out there. This one was based off of the beef and prune tagine, which is a standard dish, but it certainly isn't as though I think there's anything in the mix which would clash with lamb.

mmm, lamb. Is there anything that clashes with lamb?
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