Chicken Tagine and Orange Salad

*As I’m watching the opening ceremony of Beijing Olympic on TV……*  Firstly I need to give credit to FITRI, my foodie buddy, who had been generously sending me a huge package from the States. One of her gifts is this Maroccan Cookbook that I find very useful, as Mike and I are both crazy of this type of dishes.  Other gifts from her I will mention separately in another posting. Anywaaaayy, Fitri, thank you thank you thank youuu so much for the gifts.

I didn’t feel like making a big mess in the kitchen preparing dinner. Great idea, mak! Simple and easy cooking for times like this.  Oh, btw, in this dish I use chicken wings only that were lightly grilled before cooking. Just to give a nice browning effect – or charcoaly in some 😀

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* whole chicken cut-ups
* 1 pcs large onion, chopped
* garlic 4 pcs, chopped
* fresh cilantro, chopped
* 1  tsp ground cumin
* 1 tsp ground turmeric
* 1 tsp ground ginger
* salt, pepper, sugar to taste
* 1 pcs cinnamon stick
* 1 cup chicken broth
* 2 pcs large red tomatoes
* 1 cup dried plum/dates
* 1/2 cup green olives
* 1/2 cup dried lemons

1.) Cook onion & garlic until fragrant. Add chicken &
     cook for 6-10 mnts
2.) Reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle cilantro, cumin,
     turmeric, ginger & salt
3.) Pour chicken broth/water, add cinnamon stick.
     Cover until cooked through
4.) Add plums/dates, olives and dried lemons
5.) Cover and simmer for about 30 mnts until sauce thickens
6.) Serve over warm steamed rice or couscous


* 4 pcs oranges
* 2 grapefruits
* 2 red tomatoes
* 1 tbs sugar
* black olives
* olive oil
* white & black sesame seeds
* spring onions – chopped
* ground cinnamon

1.) Peel oranges, grapefruit & tomatoes. Cut into cubes
2.) Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar, lemon juice
3.) Add olives, sprinkle of ground cinnamon. Marinate for 15 mnts
4.) Upon serving, drizzle with olive oil, sesame seeds & chopped spring onions

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  dwiana wrote @

mak Dhit tau lo masak kek gini buat opening Olympic gw meloncong kerumah lo dah mak.

mak Fitri pan “santa claus for every season” gk nunggu christmas dulu buat ngirim paket *wink*

  barefootster wrote @

si mak Fitri itu memang yaaa… hihhihi…. kirim2 paket segede gitu. Gilaaaa, yang ada panik kesenengan waktu bukanya. Mak Fitriiiii, makasih yaaaa *mwach*

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