lamb and chickpea tagine with apricots and raisins, pomegranate and mint cous cous and pitta breads

Having eaten some beautiful Moroccan food at Tagine Zhor recently, I thought I’d give it a go myself. Mt Greedy also bought me a beautiful tagine for my birthday that I haven’t had a chance to use yet, so I wanted to use it and make him a delicious dinner.

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crispy confit guinea fowl legs with black garlic, chives and parsley

I’ve recently been cooking a lot with guinea fowl, as it’s so juicy and full of flavour. I traditionally have pan roasted the breast, but the leg has so much meat on it that I wanted to find a way to make it the star of the show.

Another recent obsession of mine is black garlic, so this recipe combines them perfect. Use ordinary garlic and a splash of balsamic vinegar as an alternative if you can get your hands on any, but believe me – it’s worth it!

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potato, tomato and chickpea balti

We always seem to find ourselves with leftover vegetables to use up, but the most popular is definitely potatoes. There are so many potato side dishes to¬† make, but in this curry it’s one of the stars of the show. Vegetarian, cheap and very tasty!

I served mine with pilau rice and shop-bought naan bread, but you can quickly and easily make chapatis to go with this. The recipe is coming soon….

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