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Carrot Tagine with Dates and Apricots

  Sweet onions 3 , sliced (white variety)
  Groundnut oil 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh root ginger piece 2 Inch, peeled and chopped
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Ground cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Pinch
  Carrots 1 1⁄2 Pound (750 gram)
  Vegetable stock 4 Pint (300 milliliter)
  Chili paste 1 Tablespoon (Harissa)
  Clear honey 2 Tablespoon
  Dates 4 Ounce (125 gram)
  Dried apricots 4 Ounce (125 gram)
  Lemon juice 4 Tablespoon
  Couscous 8 Ounce (250 gram)
  Chopped mint 2 Tablespoon
  Lemons 2 , quartered (for serving)
  Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon (for garnish)

1. Briefly fry the onions in the oil until transparent. Add the fresh ginger, cinnamon stick, cumin, coriander and cayenne pepper and fry for 1 further minute.
2. Cut the carrots into 5 cm (2 inch) pieces or batons Put them in a steamer over the stock and steam for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Remove the carrots, set aside and keep warm.
3. Add the chilli paste, honey, dates, apricots and lemon juice to the stock and simmer for 10 minutes or until the dates are tender and the sauce reduced and thick. Add the steamed carrots to the stock, season with salt and pepper and cover with a lid. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for 5 minutes.
4. Put the couscous into a large bowl and pour enough boiling water over the grains to cover them, plus 1.5 cm (1/2 inch). Leave to stand for 10 minutes, then fluff the grains with a fork. Mix the chopped mint into the couscous. Serve the carrot tagine on a bed of couscous with the quartered lemons and coriander leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2367 Calories from Fat 327

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g57.1%

Saturated Fat 5.9 g29.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 4578 mg190.8%

Total Carbohydrates 489 g163.1%

Dietary Fiber 73.5 g294%

Sugars 204.7 g

Protein 49 g98.2%

Vitamin A 2467.4% Vitamin C 313.8%

Calcium 68.2% Iron 80.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Carrot Tagine With Dates And Apricots Recipe