Tagines originated in Northern Africa. Cooks in countries such as Morocco, Algeria and Tunsia use this clay or ceramic cooking vessel as their every day pot. Tagines are designed for slow simmering of lower-priced cuts of meats. Tagine recipes often include raisins, apricots with fresh or preserved lemons. Traditional spices include cinnamon, saffron, ginger and turmeric.
As with most cookware items at MetroKitchen, Emile Henry tagines can be used for a variety of dishes. The structure and shape of the "chimney-like" top of the ceramic tagine is ideal for lightly steaming foods. Tagines from Emile Henry also do a fine job cooking roasts, smaller portions of stews and creating juicy, flavorful vegetarian dishes.