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Old 09-25-2018, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Our Neighbor is moving and cleaning out stuff. Knowing that I like to cook, I received her never used tagine. It's quite beautiful, and I'm glad to have it. It's one of the kitchens toys I never would have purchased myself.

Yes, I can find recipes online. Many of them contain things that we're not usually fond of with cooked meat - cinnamon, dried fruits, etc. I've had preserved lemons once, and I'm hoping that was just a bad batch because I didn't like them at all.

Has anybody ever used on of these? Tell me what you made.

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Old 09-26-2018, 03:07 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Is it one for cooking? There are tajines that are only decorative. We found that out when researching them. We still haven't bought one and make Moroccan dishes in a saute pan. My wife won a Persian cookbook in a contest, I'll look through it when I can to see if there are any recipes for a tajine. I know that culture used tajines.
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Old 09-26-2018, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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I didn't know that some were only decorative!!! Wonder how I can tell. . .
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Old 09-26-2018, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I didn't know that some were only decorative!!! Wonder how I can tell. . .
In your OP you said it was quite beautiful, that is usually a sign that it is decorative and used for serving only. Cooking tajines tend to be rather plain, one or two colors. Are there any markings on it that would indicate one way or another? Can you post a picture?
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:25 AM
 
Location: SE Florida
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This is an example of a more elaborate cooking tagine.



This is an example of a serving tagine.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I have had one for a few years now. I do not use it too frequently but i do love it. Mine is a beautiful cobalt and clay color. It is so pretty that I leave it on display on a kitchen shelf.

My best advice is be careful with it. They crack very easy. Did they give you a heat diffuser too? I would not use with out one. Make sure you NEVER turn the heat/flame above the lowest you can keep it. I let my stepdaughter use mine one night I was out. I stressed to her DO NOT use a high or even medium flame. Sure enough I came home to a slight crack in my tajine. The husband said he caught her turning the flame up because "it wasn't cooking quick enough." Luckily he caught her and had her turn it down before too much damage. He had to explain you can not rush these kinds of things!

Also make sure you season it before using if it has sat for more then a month or two. https://www.thespruceeats.com/how-to...tagine-2394972

They are a nice way to cook. Happy cooking and eating!

Edit: We use ours for Morrocan cooking. You could use it for anything you want to slow cook. In fact maybe I will try my Jamaican curried chicken in it.

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Old 09-26-2018, 06:54 AM
 
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I have had one for a few years now. I do not use it too frequently but i do love it. Mine is a beautiful cobalt and clay color. It is so pretty that I leave it on display in a kitchen shelf.

Sounds sort of like the Le Crueset one, which I'd love to have, but I just can't justify spending that much money on something that would only be used rarely.
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I have a beautiful green and clay colored...but have yet to season it.
Thanks for the thread...
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Here is the one I have https://www.wayfair.com/kitchen-tabl...saAvMgEALw_wcB

We go through phases were we cook a lot of middle eastern and north African dishes. So for us it is worth the price!
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...26-085242.html

http://www.city-data.com/forum/membe...26-085230.html

I'm thinking it's decorative only?
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