Learn About Tagines


Definition: A tagine is like a casserole dish used in North African cooking, most commonly in Morocco. It consists of two pieces -- a plate-like bottom and a conical shaped lid. The bottom doubles as a serving dish, which comes in handy for nomads.

Tagines can be purchased in many cooking stores or online. Many can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. Although a little pricey, the Le Creuset Moroccan Tagine is the best one I have found in stores.

it produces an aromatic flavor and the meat comes out very tender.

Tagines also make really unique serving pieces. Place it on the table with a trivet and you have an instant conversation piece.

Pronunciation: tay-jean

Alternate Spellings: Tajine

Common Misspellings: tageen

Examples: Cooking the chicken in a tagine.