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Tajine Tunisien

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Tajine TunisienSo here is a yummy, simple recipe we learnt from the lovely Madame Benkhala in Tunis. Tunisian tajines have nothing to do with their Moroccan  culinary cousin. Instead, they are kind of like big, fat omelette, made with a variety of extra fillings, and sometimes (but not always) wrapped in very thin pastry sheets – feuilles de brik about 25cm across. We made a tuna and potato tajine.

Probably the only difficult bit of this dish is finding the feuilles de brik pastry sheets, but I think you could get away with using filo pastry or something. Otherwise, if you’re in Cambridge, hunting in some of the shops on Mill Road (e.g. Spice Gate or Al Amin) might turn up the real thing. We brought ours back with us, and have a stack of them frozen! (more…)