Let me tell you about my first food crush.
When no one winds us up Boulette and me, we make do with simple things: eating an artichoke Tagine is one of them.
This blog was born thanks to Boulette, and she’s the one who came up with the original name “jveux être bonne” (the French version).
I had already posted this recipe almost a year ago but unfortunately I didn’t own a camera and my article was full of typos…
So I can see now that this blog venture has taught me discipline, although the typos are still there.
We’re headed towards the end of the artichoke season so don’t wait or you will have to use frozen artichokes or even worse, canned ones.
A key ingredient is the green peas, and you have to choose the sweet ones or you won’t get to the taste I have in mind. And that can’t be found in a can either.
By the way this is another of my Mum’s recipes…
Artichoke tajine recipe :
(For 4 people)
– 1 big onion chopped
– 1 kg fresh or frozen green peas
– Artichokes hearts canned or straight from the veg and cooked
– 500g shoulder of lamb, diced
– 2 tsp Ras El Hanout spice mix
– 1 tsp cinnamon
– Olive oil
– Salt, pepper
Heat the onion and the oil in a frying pan. When soft, add the lamb and the spices. Cook for 5 minutes.
Add the peas with a glass of water; cover and leave to simmer for 20 minutes to allow the peas to cook and stir regularly along the way.
Adjust the seasoning if required then add the artichokes and cook for 5 to 10 minutes.