A Tagine is a type of cookwear, that shares the same name of the meal often cooked in it. Read more here.
I pinned the recipe a while back. Whenever I pin recipes on Pinterest, I go crazy and pin a bunch of things at once. I often forget about things that I pinned, or get ahead of myself and make things that I pinned that night, instead of going back to old pins waiting to be utilized. I was perusing my old pins tonight, and decided to give this one a whirl. I don't have a tagine (yet! hint hint) so I used a regular ol' roasting pan instead.
Her recipe calls for Harissa or Ras El Hanout. I have both in my spice cabinet. I often use them just to add some flavor to ordinary recipes, but this was my first time using them in a recipe that actually called for them. I bought the Ras El Hanout a few months ago at the SoWa Market here in Boston. It's an awesome summer tradition where artists and local purveyors gather every Sunday afternoon in the summer to sell their awesome stuff. I got the Ras El Hanout at the Soluna Garden Farm table. They're a great local farm and they sell great spices and teas. I saw them again today at a Holiday Festival, and bought some spices as stocking stuffers.