Saturday, July 10, 2010

Vegetable Tagine and PB & Pickle Sandwich


When I have lots of produce to use up, I like to find a recipe that utilzes them all in one pot. This vegetable tagine was the perfect thing. I based it off the recipe in 'Classic Veg.Cooking from the Middle East and N. Africa' and added tomato sauce, ras al hanout, coriander and a little water. I garnished with lemon slices and green olives stuffed with chiles.


Served with bread and sweet pickles. All the vegetables cooked away in the hot dutch oven which resulted in a meltingly tender melange. I used eggplant, zucchini, carrots, onions, peppers, potatoes and chickpeas.


Just wanted to show you my "snack of the moment". I used to read Sue Grafton's alphabet mysteries quite a lot and the main character Kinsey Millhone had several foods that she ate all the time. One of them was a peanut butter and pickle sandwich. I thought it was a genius idea. I don't remember if in the novels she used sweet or dill pickles but I prefer the sweet 'bread and butter' pickles. You might be cringing right now at the combination but don't knock it till you try it!

7 comments:

marciferous said...

I grew up on PB & pickle sandwiches! Extra crunchy PB with kosher dills are the only way to go. I think I may go have one now... YUM!!

Leanne Journey Again said...

These photo.s are making me salivate! One question...what is ras al hanout? (don't laugh..should I know?) :) Keep up the great blogging! -Leanne
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Rose said...

I love PB and pickle sandwiches...I grew up them too. I always use dill pickles, never tried it with bread and butter pickles, but I'm sure it's delish too. Also, your Middle Eastern dishes always have my mouth watering.

kmouse said...

Leanne,
Ras al hanout is a Moroccan spice blend. :)

mar and Rose,
Going to try PB and DILL pickle soon!

Woobie is Vegan said...

looks yummy! Have you heard of PB and onion sandwiches? when I was a kid they used to eat them on a show called 'Might Max.' haha - they always interested me!

Kip said...

I think the PB and pickle sandwich is going to have to happen very, very soon.

Sarah said...

I cringe only because you use bread and butter pickles and I am a DILL ONLY kinda girl.