Cooking in a Tagine

Cooking with a tagine dish

What size tagine should I buy?

The following is a rough guide to the relationship between tagine size and serving portions

For 1 Person – 10″ (approx 25cm)
For 2 to 3 people – 11″ to 12″ (approx 17.5cm to 30cm)
For 4 to 6 people – 13″ to 14″ (approx 32.5cm to 35cm)
For 6 to 8 people – 15″ to 16″ (approx 37.5cm to 40cm)

Can I cook with a tagine on a hob or does it go in the oven?
Either of these heat sources are acceptable but you should check the particular tagine that you are interested in to ensure that it is suitable for your particular heat source.

Where can I get recipes for use with my tagine?
For a range of Moroccan Tagine recipe books see our dedicated page here or visit our sister sitewww.moroccanrecipes.co.uk for more options.  We have some free online recipes available on this website so we’re sure you’ll find a recipe that suits your particular requirements.

What’s the difference between a glazed / painted tagine and an unfinished clay tagine?
For infrequent use then we would recommend one of the treated and sealed tagines as these will keep fresher in storage and ensure excellent cooking results each time you use it.  If you are going to be using the tagine regularly then an unglazed clay tagines will give the most authentic Moroccan flavour to your food.

From Oven to Table
The tagine is an stylish and interesting cooking pot and as such you can feel content in taking it straight from your oven and onto the table.  Your guests will be wowed as you release the top from your tagine to reveal the delicious and succulent meal that you have created.