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Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

It’s Father’s Day and I get to make what I like. This means barbecued lamb. Like for my birthday, I decided I would go Moroccan.

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued Lamb

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Karl’s Adkin’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

I wanted a vegetable dish to go with my Moroccan lamb this Sunday. I just put Miriam on a plane for Milan, Italy, on Friday and I pick up her husband, Chris, who is just getting back from NY on Saturday. Chris is on the Adkin’s diet, so this dish must fit his needs—out go the starchy vegetables, fruit and flour as a thickener.

Karl’s Adkin’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

Karl’s Adkin’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

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Karl’s Zucchini Ras el Hanout

I made a tajine for my Father’s Day dinner to go with my Moroccan lamb. I had a zucchini on my counter that I wanted to use before it spoiled, but I thought that a soft squash like this would not stand up to the long cooking time of a tajine.  I decided it would be much better barbecued separately. Since I had already blended Ras el Hanout for the lamb it seemed an obvious spicing.

Karl’s Zucchini Ras el Hanout

Karl’s Zucchini Ras el Hanout

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Karl’s Moroccan Spice Mix II (another Ras el Hanout)

I have made the Moroccan spice blend Ras el Hanout before. For this Father’s Day, I wanted a Moroccan blend that was just a little bit simpler than 29 ingredients. Looking at my old recipe, I cut out the more obscure spices and adjusted the quantities. To be called a Ras el Hanout the blend should have at least these eleven spices: allspice, black pepper, cardamom, cayenne pepper, cloves, coriander seeds, ginger, mace, nutmeg, turmeric, and white pepper. The quantities of each spice vary widely between blends I have found.

Karl’s Moroccan Spice Mix II (another “Ras el Hanout”)

Karl’s Moroccan Spice Mix II (another “Ras el Hanout”)

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Karl’s Roasted Garlic Couscous

After living in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, my family has always really loved garlic—a lot! I had an idea that popped into my head about a side dish to go with my Moroccan lamb—large chunks of roasted garlic floating in a sea of fluffy couscous.  My thought was that as you took a bite of couscous you would get a burst of roasted garlic goodness.

Karl’s Roasted Garlic Couscous

Karl’s Roasted Garlic Couscous

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Karl’s Lemon Saffron Couscous

I am making Surf-and-Turf for Miriam’s birthday dinner this weekend. I am making a Tunisian salad and I thought lemon couscous would be a good compliment. I have made lemon couscous before, but I thought I could improve it.

Karl’s Lemon Saffron Couscous

Karl’s Lemon Saffron Couscous

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Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued/Broiled Lamb

It’s my birthday and I get to make what I like. This means barbecued lamb. This year I decided I would go Moroccan.

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanut Barbequed/Broiled Lamb

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanut Barbequed/Broiled Lamb

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Karl’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

I wanted a vegetable dish to go with my Moroccan lamb. None of the recipes I found on-line were quite what I had in mind. I started taking ingredients from several of them and built my own.

Karl’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

Karl’s Vegetable Tajine
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Karl’s Lemon Couscous

I am making a Moroccan feast for my birthday dinner. A tajine is frequently served over a bed of couscous. I decided that my vegetable tajine needed a lemon couscous. I looked at several recipes, but they all seemed very shy with the lemon juice.

Karl’s Lemon Couscous

Karl’s Lemon Couscous

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Karl’s Moroccan Orange and Spinach Salad with Ras el Hanout Shrimp

It is my birthday and I thought I would get creative and please myself. I was looking on-line for Moroccan dishes to add to my feast. I was scanning more for idea, rather than recipes. This combination for the salad just sort of clicked into place as I was reading.

Karl’s Moroccan Orange and Spinach Salad with Ras el Hanout Shrimp

Karl’s Moroccan Orange and Spinach Salad
with Ras el Hanout Shrimp

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