Is it really Friday already? Where did this week go? I’d like to request a copy of the transcript to verify that it actually happened. Personally, I’ve got my doubts.
But I guess the fact that I’ve got pictures on my camera of this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes, proves that there was some life in my kitchen this week. Speaking of pictures, no idea why my pictures didn’t work in last week’s post and I can’t seem to fix it. C’est la vie.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t looking forward to this one. Chicken tagine… sounds great, with sweet potatoes… okay, and prunes… hmm, not so much. I don’t think I’ve ever willingly eaten a prune in my life. I considered replacing them with something else, but I’ve never made a tagine before and had no idea what would work and what wouldn’t. In the end, I decided to stick with Dorie and hope for the best.
It turns out that a tagine is not as difficult to make as I thought. For some reason I had built it up in my head as being massively complicated. Not so. It did take some time, but very little of it was hands on time. Mostly you just throw it all into a pot and let it bubble away. So far so good. While the chicken was cooking I made some isreali couscous and put out some walnuts to garnish the dish.
Final verdict? Loved the chicken, loved the sauce, could have done without the sweet potatoes and the prunes (even though I admit that they contributed to the tastiness of the sauce). And the walnuts… well, my husband ate most of those before the chicken was done cooking, but the three or so which I was able to use as a garnish were tasty enough:-)