How to cook a delicious tajine - Final Step
At laaaast !!! Four hours later, our tajine is finally ready.
It was midnight. Sarah woke up (she was having a little nap, Ramadan is indeed pretty tiring), I stopped smoking the "chicha" (narguile), we were all ready to taste our meal with some Moroccan bread and ... our fingers of course !!
Hmmmm ... this tajine was the best I've ever tasted ;-))
How to cook a delicious tajine - Step 2
Buy some good meat (chicken or lamb, but no pork please !)
Euh ... actually ... may be you can try to find another butcher shop than this one on the picture !
Don't forget the olives, currants and different spices (coriander, safran, curcuma, paprika, cumin, ginger, ras el hanout)
Yes, again i refer the camel market. Althouth you're not going to see anything more than almost a theater for tourist to see, it somehow can be interesting. If you're not able to SEE THE REAL thing in any other country you should at least came here and see how does it look like. Check my Nouadhibou's (Mauritania page) to see a real Camel market!!
This market is held Saturday morning and starts working at 6am. buses arrive a bit later than that so you should be able to enjoy it better without the dozens of tourist packed in buses coming from major cities like Agadir.
On Saturday also is held a big and THIS YES IS INTERESTING, Saturday suq, where people come all over the region to sell their goods in town. you can get from sheeps to jewlery, to grains to vegetables, all you can imagine.
The market is located on the road to Tan-Tan a few kms from the city itself.
Little oasis with hot springs where you can have bath sepparated in small compounds separated also by sex. the water in the women's part is about 26º celsius of temperature, and for men is 10º higher. hot hot.
This islocated 15km from the town and you can easily get there by a shared taxi or a grand taxi for yourself
You have a hotel and a camping site in Abbainou.
How to cook a delicious tajine - Step 3
After you peeled the potatoes, the zucchinis and the carrots, cut them into pieces, made your peas boil, sliced the onions, you can pour some oil in the terracotta recipient called "tajine", add the meat, the onions and the spices and allow the dish to simmer. When the meat seems cooked, add the rest of the ingredients and wait .... Cooking a tajine takes a lot of time so be patient ... very patient .... very very patient.
If you're getting bored while waiting for your meal, why not preparing some pomegranates for the dessert ?
Cooking its own tajine!
To eat a very good tajine... there is no better way than cooking it ourselves with the instructions of a master in this art!
You just need 3 or 4 hours to do it!!!!! So...patience is very important.... We did it while we were tired and starving (I guess you can see it on the picture!!!)...but the arward is so big when you can finally taste it! Delicious!!!!
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How to cook a delicious tajine - Step 1 bis
An alternative to the souk : you can also buy your vegetables (and/or meat and/or fish) from one of the street vendors ...
How to cook a delicious tajine - Step 1
Go to the "souk " (market) and buy all necessary ingredients : potatoes, tomatoes, zucchinis, onions, carrots, etc.