Do you eat couscous with tagine?

Tagine served in the Western world is actually couscous. Tagine is NOT served with couscous. They are not the same dish.

How do you serve a tagine?

Tajine is eaten with bread. It’s not eaten with a fork and knife and it’s not served with something on the side – save for perhaps salads. No couscous, no rice.

What country is tagine from?


A vegetable tajine dish as served in a London restaurant
Alternative names Tagine
Type Stew or casserole
Region or state Maghreb
Associated national cuisine Algeria Libya Morocco Tunisia

Are tagines spicy?

Strictly speaking, tagine is the name for the unique conical cooking pot used in Morocco but it’s become known as the generic name for a gently spiced slow-cooked stew often sweetened with dried fruit or honey.

What goes well with chicken tagine?

What To Serve With Chicken Tagine? 7 BEST Side Dishes

  • Za’louk- Moroccan Eggplant Salad.
  • Potato, Carrot and Rice Salad.
  • Loubia- Moroccan White Beans.
  • Ras-el Hanout Roasted Carrots.
  • Moroccan Beet Salad.
  • Pita Bread.
  • Moroccan Green Beans.

What is the secret of Moroccan cooking?

Tajine cooking differs from other methods because of the shape of its lid. It is effective at making meat and vegetables succulent and savory because the cone-shaped lid catches the hot rising moisture that comes from the food, and the slanted sides of the lid allow that moisture to run back down into the food.

Is Moroccan tagine healthy?

Tagines are an excellent example. They are traditionally meat entrees where spiced meat is slow-cooked with vegetables and spices in a shallow baking dish with a tall, conical lid (the baking vessel is called a ‘tagine’). Moroccan food is a very healthy national cuisine.