This is ultimate food heaven/comfort food for me! Moroccan butternut squash tagine with moroccan couscous! I hope this inspires you to make moroccan food! 💚💛💜💙💚💛💜💙 I have made my own blend of ras el hanout with lots of amazing flavours including dried rose petals. However, you can obtain a premade spice mix from some supermarkets or online.
I saute a large finely chopped onion and 2-3 garlic chopped garlic cloves in some olive oil. Once they have softened, I add the ras el hanout and tomatoes (fresh or tinned). I cook the sauce for around 5 minutes before adding chopped butternut squash, carrots, sweet potato and a couple of dried apricots. I don't add all the apricots at this point as this will result in the stew becoming too sweet. I then add a little vegetable stock or saffron infused water and then cook everything until the vegetables are tender. Half way through, I add the remaining apricots.
The cous cous is just perfection. I add boiling water, a tsp of ras el hanout (add 1/2 tsp of turmeric if you would like your couscous to appear yellow) and raisins to the couscous and left it to stand. I then mixed in finely chopped fresh mint, fresh coriander, roasted vegetables (pepper, red onion and cougettes), pomogranite seeds, salt and pepper. I have also added cooked chickpeas on prior occassions.