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Traditionally, couscous is made from coarsely ground wheat or barley, resulting in tiny, spherical granules that serve as the perfect canvas for absorbing all these flavors. Couscous is commonly paired with lamb meat and an assortment of vegetables like zucchini, carrots, butternut squash and potatoes. It is usually served in a tagine and families and friends gather around a communal couscous platter, sharing not only food but also the warmth of togetherness.

A tagine refers to both a North African cooking vessel and the slow-cooked stew-like dish prepared in it. The cooking vessel, known as a tagine, is characterized by its unique design, featuring a shallow, circular base and a conical or dome-shaped lid.

Traditionally made from clay, the tagine’s design allows for the circulation of steam during cooking, which helps in tenderizing meats and infusing the dish with aromatic flavors. However, we will be using a pot to cook most of the dishes. You can easily replace the tagine with a large plate.

This tagine was gifted to my mom from her Moroccan friend. You can easily find tagines online or at a local Arabic grocers. I found my Tunisian tagine at World Market and I have received a lot of compliments on it. I found there to be quite a selection of tagines at World Market so I suggest you check it out!


Episode 7 of Food Feuds: Rating which country makes better couscous. #food #couscous #moroccanfood #lambtagine #كسكس Moroccan Lamb Tagine Recipe: Lamb Onion Tumeric Ginger Salt & peppa Cilantro Turnips Zuchinni Carrots Potatoes Butternut squash Chickpeas Tunisian Lamb Tagine: Same ingredient but add chillies, tomato paste, harissa and tomatoes) Couscous

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What is Moroccan Lamb Couscous?

Moroccan lamb couscous is commonly paired with a medley of vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, and chickpeas. The meat is first browned and then simmered on medium low for over half an hour. It is typically seasoned with just turmeric and ginger. I added a bundle of parsley to the stew and tied it together so I could remove it later.

What is Tunisian Lamb Couscous?

Tunisian Lamb Couscous is paired with lamb meat and an assortment of vegetables like zucchini, carrots, butternut squash and potatoes. It is drenched in a tomato based sauce that is filled with flavor. Chili peppers and harissa are also added to bring a little bit of spice.

Moroccan vs Tunisian Lamb Couscous

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Moroccan Lamb Couscous

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Tunisian Lamb Couscous

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