A tajine is a clay dish with thick walls and a large conical lid. In a tajin you can cook different dishes  such as chicken with dates, apricots, prunes, raisins, figs, olives, pickled lemons, or, as fish dishes, meat (lamb, pork or beef) and vegetables such as potatoes get very tasty with tomatoes or beans, peas, carrots, bell peppers, prunes and nuts, etc. A tajine is not only a clay dish but the dishes that are cooked in it are also called ‘tajine’. Traditionally you cook with a tajine over charcoals, but you can just use a stove. When you are cooking on a gas stove you should definitely put a metal heat plate between the flame and the tajine. Pour a little oil in the tajine and heat it over high heat, then reduce the heat and simmer the meat or vegetables, without opening the lid while cooking. Food cooked in a tajine gives a unique taste, and everything you cook in tajine turns out very tender and juicy due to the aromatic steam. Dishes prepared in a tajine are great to serve along with Moroccan bread-fluffy thick round bread, rice, potatoes.

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