You can tell that I wasn’t feeling too hot when I made this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes & Prunes, p 212). When I came to look at the pictures last night I was like “Oh my – a big old bowl of stew. Unattractively plated.” No, it was not plated with my usual care and thought. I made this ages ago, just after I had my root canal surgery and it was the first thing I cooked. It’s an easy dish (and one that does not require much chewing!) and one that makes the house smell amazing – comfort in a bowl which is totally what I needed that weekend!
A little bit sweet, a little bit savoury, this tagine is the perfect chilly evening dish. It’s pretty easy (people recovering from general anesthetics can even make this!) and with just a little bit of effort, it fills the house with fabulous aromas reminiscent of Morocco. I’ll be making this again this winter. In fact, perhaps it’s the perfect dish to enjoy on the porch as we dole out Hallowe’en candies next Wednesday!
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