Yummmm. Stew. This is the third Try the World subscription box I've had the privilege to review and this time I got cooking! Todd and I love spicy food of all sorts and from the second I lifted the lid on my Marrakesh Box I knew there was a delicious supper just waiting to be made!
It was really very simple. I used the Marrakesh Stew recipe provided in the Culture Guide (one comes with every box) and made a little shopping list for the produce I'd need. The Ras-el-hanout spice blend in our box provided me with the perfect combination of 12 spices such as coriander, cinnamon, fennel and rosebuds. The smell was exotic and warm with the perfect amount of heat. I cooked up some couscous on the side and served it with Harissa sauce. Holy hotsauce, this is my new favourite condiment! Luckily there is plenty more of both spice and sauce to make several more dinners.
Out of the three boxes I've tried so far ( Tokyo Box & Holiday Box ), this one had the least amount of ready to eat snacks but held more value because of how many meals I'll be able to use the ingredients in. I've still yet to try out the culinary argan oil, kaftan rub and preserved lemon confit - but that's for another meal. Here's a few photos from tonights dinner!
The Marrakesh Stew turned out perfectly, and being a vegetarian dish was also very healthy (so we ate a ton!). I'll make this one again for sure. My only regret is not inviting more people over to enjoy it - we have a ton of leftovers!
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