Moroccan Short Rib Tagine with Spiced Couscous (Ras el Hanout)

A prized Moroccan blend of more than a dozen spices, ras el hanout takes its name from an Arabic phrase that can be loosely translated as "top of the shop," meaning the very best a spice merchant has to offer. Ras el hanout enhances this slow-simmered short rib tagine with a rich, spicy aroma and deep, complex flavors. Accompany the stew with spiced couscous, seasoned with turmeric and brightened with citrus.
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Review 1 for Moroccan Short Rib Tagine with Spiced Couscous (Ras el Hanout)
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
readcookdevour
,Saint Petersburg
,FL
February 26, 2012
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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The best thing I have ever put in my mouth
February 26, 2012
This was unbelievably delicious. The flavors were so complex, every bite was like tasting it for the first time.
Here are the changes I made to the recipe. The first two are simple equipment changes:
Used a large stainless steel pot instead of a tagine. Worked great.
Seconldy, did not use a couscouserrie. Simply bought Israeli pearl couscous and cooked it according to the directions on the box and then stirred in my spices, zest, lemon juice, and currants.
And lastly, because I do not like short ribs and I think they are a fatty and over priced cut of meat, I used chuck roast instead. I cut it into hearty bite size chunks which seared beautifully and tenderized even more wonderfully. I was so blown away by this dish. The smell was enough to die for!
And if like me you are hesitant about orange zest in your couscous, just go for it. It really pairs perfectly with the stew and balances out quite nicely.
Pros: Healthy, Appearance, Adaptable, Impressive, Will Make Again
Cons: Lengthy
Review 2 for Moroccan Short Rib Tagine with Spiced Couscous (Ras el Hanout)
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Dkowdawg
,San Francisco
,Ca
February 10, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Once a week
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Too much ingredient
February 10, 2012
My short ribs are still cooking, but I found that I had too much liquid for the size of the clay tangine. Hopefully a good dinner is on its way!
Pros: Easy
Cons: Yield
Review 3 for Moroccan Short Rib Tagine with Spiced Couscous (Ras el Hanout)
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
lakebabe
Florida
April 20, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
+2points
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amazing flavors
April 20, 2011
I made this in the All CLAD tagine. It was easy and absolutely delicious. The cous cous was made the easy way in a saucepan. Don't add any extra ingredients to the tagine, because it won't fit...learned that the hard way.
Pros: Easy, Impressive, Will Make Again
Review 4 for Moroccan Short Rib Tagine with Spiced Couscous (Ras el Hanout)
5 out of 5
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phoodphile
tampa, fl
September 15, 2010
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great and easy to do
September 15, 2010
made for the first time - it was delicious - virtually no leftovers! i used a couscoussier pot instead of a tagine as that was what i had handy and it was still fantastic - will add to my favorites
Review 5 for Moroccan Short Rib Tagine with Spiced Couscous (Ras el Hanout)
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
cancanusa
West Palm Beach FL
August 18, 2010
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Excellent !!! This is the real spice for couscous
August 18, 2010
You have to try on Moroccan couscous, need to be cooked with the sauce. excellent flavor. Thanks William Sonoma.