Vegetable Tagine with Peas and Squash, Carrots and Apricots

Preparation time
'
Nr of servings
4
Difficulty Level

Vegetable Tagine with Peas and Squash, Carrots and Apricots

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Preparation time
'
Nr of servings
4
Difficulty Level

Ingredients

300 
g 
frozen peas
Deliciously Tender Garden Peas
1 
cinnamon stick
1 
onion (peeled and diced)
1 
teaspoon 
cumin seeds
1 
teaspoon 
ground white pepper
1 
teaspoon 
ground cumin
1 
kilo 
mixed squash, sweet potato, carrots and swede (peeled and diced into medium chunks)
2 
cloves garlic (peeled and crushed)
20 
dried apricots
good pinch 
saffron (soaked in 50ml warm water)
3 
tablespoons 
olive oil
4 
tomatoes (skinned and roughly chopped)
1/2 
fresh chilli (chopped, optional)
1/2 
teaspoon 
ground ginger
handful 
coriander (chopped)
handful 
parsley (chopped)
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a flame proof casserole dish. Soften the onion and then add squash, sweet potato, carrots and swede. Coat well in the oil. Add the ginger, cinnamon stick, cumin seeds, ground cumin, saffron, white pepper, garlic, fresh chilli, parsley and half of the coriander. Cook for a further 2 minutes then add the apricots, tomatoes and a dash of water to produce a thick sauce. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Cover and cook over a medium heat for about 30 minutes, adding a little extra water if it starts to become dry. Add the peas 5 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Adjust the seasoning and garnish with the remaining coriander.
  2. Serve with lemon couscous.

Serving tip

The less water you use when cooking peas, the less vitamin C is lost. Steaming helps to conserve this vitamin. When boiling frozen peas, add enough water to cover, bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for 3 minutes. To microwave 227 grams (8oz) of frozen peas add 15ml (1 tablespoon) of water, place in a non metallic container and cover. Cook on full power for 4 minutes (750W) or 4 1/2 minutes (650W)

Info per serving

KCal
Fat
Sat.fat
Sugar
Salt
Nutritional Information
284 Kcal
3 g
0.4 g
6 g
* The nutritional information relating to a prepared statement after serving (190g)
**GDA = Guideline Daily intake based on a food intake of 2,000 kcal. Personal requirements vary depending on age, sex, weight and physical activity.