The CookingBites Prize Challenge: Moroccan Food

Discussion in 'Competitions & Challenges, Questions & Quizzes' started by morning glory, Jul 15, 2018.

  1. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    The second round of the new Prize Challenge is here! For each Prize Challenge there is a cooking related prize to be posted anywhere in the world (customs permitting) for the winning entry. The theme will change for each Prize Challenge. For this challenge the theme is Moroccan Food

    All you have to do is post a recipe for a Moroccan inspired dish and your own photograph of the result. If it is not your own recipe please cite the source. Enter as many times as you like. Any kind of Moroccan food counts - dips, breads, desserts, main course, salads etc.

    Please post entries as a new Recipe thread and tag your recipes 'Cookingbites Prize Challenge' and then post a link in this thread.

    The prize on offer for this challenge is this fabulous new book (published May 2018).

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    'a book that is infused with the flavours of Morocco and is as accessible as it is inspiring' - Nigella Lawson
    'It practically sings with aromatic spices and ingredients' - Delicious magazine
    'Breathes new life into Moroccan food' - BBC Good Food

    There are also some runners up prizes to be had... :)

    So, dust off your tagines and dig out those Moroccan spices and lets get cooking! Deadline: midday 12th August (BST).
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018
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  2. Herbie

    Herbie Senior Member

    Now that us a good challenge for me I've made a venison tagine I posted here last autumn. I'm going to research.
     
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  3. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

    Location:
    Detroit, USA
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    UPDATE: since I never posted a recipe, I decided to add it here:

    Beef Tagine Recipe

    I wanted to add it to the previous discussion thread about Beef Tagine, but for some reason I can't edit my own post:

    Beef Tagine Discussion.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2018
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  4. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    And you have a tagine! There are lots and lots of different tagine recipes...
     
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  5. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I partly chose Moroccan because the ingredients for a lot of Moroccan dishes should be available to most members of the forum* - and given that the challenge can be any sort of Moroccan dish there is plenty of scope for entries so I'm trusting there will be lots!

    I'm hoping that rather than me just choosing the winner we can somehow involve members in voting (anonymously via a poll?) for a winner. It sort of depends on how many entries we get. Do folk think that would be a good idea?


    * Even in France and Thailand @Wandering Bob and @Yorky! :)
     
  6. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

    Location:
    Detroit, USA
    I can't think of anything more fair than this.
     
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  7. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    And we just happen to have some homemade preserved lemons.
     
  8. The Late Night Gourmet

    The Late Night Gourmet Über Member

    Location:
    Detroit, USA
    So do I! :dance:
     
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  9. SlightlyConfused

    SlightlyConfused Regular Member

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    Never thought about Moroccan dishes before, but since I am new to all this I know there are lots I am not thinking about. Well I may try but going to have to do lots or research to see that is out there and what i would like to try.
     
  10. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Please do join in - there are plenty of recipes on the internet. The most iconic dish is probably a tagine (named after the dish in which it is cooked). Tagines do not have to be cooked in tagines! Basically its a spicy stew often made with lamb or chicken and chickpeas included, but there are plenty of recipes for vegetable tagines. Traditionally it is served with couscous and harissa (a hot spicy paste made from peppers and chillies).

    We are never overrun by entries for these challenges so we need all the participation we can get! Its all in the name of fun.
     
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  11. CraigC

    CraigC Senior Member

    Location:
    SE Florida
    So make it with lamb!
     
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  12. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    I've just been through my cookery books and realised I only have two books dedicated to Moroccan food (although lots of other books, as Rick Sten's Mediterranean Escapes include Moroccan dishes). Both date from the 80's.

    The two books I have are:

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    The first one is a generic step book (you know the sort) but its actually rather good. B'stilla anyone?

    The second is by a favourite chef of mine who was born in the USA but found fame in the UK.
     
  13. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Regular Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    I might have a go at this, need to find some inspiration first.
     
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  14. morning glory

    morning glory Obsessive cook Staff Member

    Something with fish perhaps? I'll bet you get some good fresh fish in Guernsey...
     
  15. Wyshiepoo

    Wyshiepoo Regular Member

    Location:
    Guernsey
    Fish. A sore point at the moment, popped out yesterday and this morning to get a few mackerel intending to do mackerel papillote but didn't get a thing. They normally practically give themselves up.
     
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