Eggplant and Golden Squash Tagine with Chickpeas and Raisins

The word tagine refers to both a gently simmered North African stew and the conical cooking vessel used for stewing meats and vegetables in their own juices. Serve this sweet-spiced stew of eggplant and golden squash over couscous with a dab of harissa, the fiery Moroccan chili paste. If you can't find ras el hanout, a Moroccan spice blend, substitute cumin and coriander in equal amounts. The 1/2 preserved lemon can be replaced by 1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice plus 1/8 tsp. salt.
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Review 1 for Eggplant and Golden Squash Tagine with Chickpeas and Raisins
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
flanier
,Knoxville
,TN
February 27, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Great flavors
February 27, 2012
I'm glad I didn't read the other reviews or I may have changed my mind on making this. I LOVED it. I made some substitutions because I didn't have things. I also don't have a tagine so I used a heavy pot. I subbed the seasoning for 2 Tbl of curry powder. I also didn't add the lemon. But, I did put the lemon juice in and I used a meyer lemon. I added a bit more raisins too...and left out the parsley. It came out looking like the picture and it tasted great with Jazmine rice. I'm excited about the leftovers! My vegetarian daughter loved it too!
Pros: Quick, Good Value, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Healthy, Adaptable, Will Make Again
Cons: Appearance
Review 2 for Eggplant and Golden Squash Tagine with Chickpeas and Raisins
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
martawillcox
,London, UK
February 19, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Confusingly bland.
February 19, 2012
Even after the previous reviewer's negative comments, I still had hope in this recipe. Such a great blend of ingredients I didn't see how it could go wrong. It did.
I did use the prescribed substitutes for ras el hanout and the preserved lemon and neglected to add any spices to the couscous.
My only guess would be to up the lemon. The recipe needs something to add some dimension to the flavors. The spices and flavors are all there, there is just nothing distinguishing or highlighting them. Yes, I think more lemon might be the answer.
Pros: Easy, Healthy, Appearance
Cons: Taste
Review 3 for Eggplant and Golden Squash Tagine with Chickpeas and Raisins
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
moreskinnydays
,Long Beach
,CA
Long Beach, CA
January 2, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Weird taste
January 2, 2012
While this is healthy and not difficult, the ras al hanout leaves an odd taste. It's not bad, it's just weird. The nuts and berries saves the recipe, which would otherwise be inedible.
Pros: Healthy