Give yourself 20 minutes to cook this brilliant Moroccan-style tagine with couscous. Bursting with flavour and relatively easy to make with the kitchen left relatively mess free.
Ingredients for 2 people:2 tablespoons olive oil ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 medium size sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small chunks 1 red onion chopped 2 handfuls of green beens, ends cut off, cut in half 2 gloves of garlic, crushed 1 inch of ginger, peeled and grated 350ml hot vegetable stock 240g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 8 dried apricots 1 tablespoon maple syrup Handful of fresh parsley, chopped 1 lemon Pinch of salt Couscous
MethodMedium heat a big pan and add the oil, cinnamon, paprika, turmeric and cumin. Heat for 1 minute, stirring it all together. Add the sweet potato, onion and green beans and increase the heat to high. Give it a good stir so that these ingredients are covered with the spices for 2-3 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and stir for another minute. Add the vegetable stock and bring to boil, then reduce the heat to simmer for 8 minutes.
Start cooking the couscous (follow instructions on the packet), usually around 40g of couscous and 50ml of water in a bowl, stir and then leave. Add the chickpeas, apricots, and maple syrup and simmer for another 2-3 minutes. Keep checking to see if the sweet potato has become soft. When it has, turn off the heat. Squeeze in the lemon juice through a sieve so that you don’t get any pips. Add the parsley. Add a pinch or two of salt. Give it a good stir and serve with couscous on one side of the plate.