Here’s a recipe that I cook at least three times a week! Anyone that knows me well also knows that I have a big sweet tooth, and this dish does the job of satisfying both my sweet and savoury cravings!
Moroccan dishes are known for their spices and sweet ingredients, such as dried apricots, preserved lemons and cinnamon. This dish is an easy way to get a healthy Moroccan fix without much hassle (only takes about 2o minutes!).
Did I already mention how easy it is?
1/2 Punnet of cherry tomatoes
2-3 regular tomatoes (Depending on preference)
1/4 Block of hard tofu (My favourite is Simply Better Foods, organic tofu)
4 Dried Apricots – diced
1/4 cup of Sultanas- halved
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
2 Tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 Tablespoon of Moroccan seasoning
1/2-1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon
Chilli (Chilli is very subjective, I personally take a birds eye chilli and cut roughly a one-two centimetre piece, but definitely follow your instinct on this one!)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 cup of Wholemeal Couscous
1. Place the garlic and chilli with the olive oil in a wok or fry pan and cook for roughly a minute or until garlic starts to sizzle.
2. Add the chopped tomatoes along with a cup of water to the pan, cook like this until tomatoes have softened and have the appearance of “crushed” tomatoes (should only take about 4 or 5 minutes).
3. Add the cinnamon and moroccan seasoning with some more water and let cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add tofu along with the apricots and sultanas and cook for a further 5 minutes and the serve with some wholemeal couscous.
I personally am not a fan of canned crushed tomato’s, thats why I tend to use fresh tomato’s and garlic in my cooking, however feel free to use canned to save even more time!
As with the chilli, spices can often be quite subjective to taste. Make sure you’re tasting the dish throughout to make sure you are getting the right balance of flavour for you’re palate.
Lastly, I have found this dish can become quite dry very quickly! Make sure you’re keeping an eye on it and if it appears a bit dry, just add some water or stock to it and you’re good to go!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!