Researching Moroccan dishes, most of the ones that were interesting, had one thing in common – lots of different spices that we do not normally have in our pantry, a conundrum we had first faced with India and there we had taken the shortcut of a ready-made sauce. So the thought entered our mind to do the unthinkable again and do the same for Morocco, especially since we were in the middle of Christmas preparations and an overhaul of our
storage guest room and rest of the house to get it all organized.
So…after long and arduous contemplation (or in other words seeing a jar at the grocery store) we came to the conclusion that it just made sense to take the jar and run, so to say. The choice fell on a Marrakech Tagine, containing coriander and apricots, which sounded appealing.
So I cubed up two chicken breasts and browned them up, before Nico entered the scene. Since there was not really a whole lot to do for the dish (and he is our master cutter), his contribution was the pouring of the cooking sauce and his second passion in cooking: Stirring.
So once the whole thing was warmed through, all that was left was to cook the couscous and, well, serve it. Nico, being in his “no” phase to almost anything under the earth (other than chocolate), did not want anything to do with it, but both Valerie and I enjoyed it and we might be trying some of the other variants in the future!
Please check out our partner blogs and their Morocco ideas: Adventures In Mommydom, Creative Family Fun, Domestic Goddesque, Glittering Muffins, Here Come The Girls, Juggling with Kids, Kid World Citizen, Kitchen Counter Chronicles, Mermaids’ Makings, Montessori Tidbits, Mummymummymum and The Educators’ Spin On It
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