Monday, March 5, 2012

Moroccan Squash and Chickpea Stew

The smell of this stew simmering filled the house with the most fabulous aroma ever.  No, I mean it.  I am hungry all over again just remembering it.

The recipe is from Mom Filter and I followed it pretty much exactly except that I didn't have preserved lemons.  I grated some lemon peel and immersed chunky pieces of lemon into the stew instead, which I later forgot to mention to the people eating it.  Oops, don't eat the chunks of lemon.  :)

The recipe called for cinnamon which I don't always like in savory dishes, but this was perfect.  If you don't like it, try just a small bit - if you do like cinnamon, go crazy, it really makes this dish.

I served it over couscous but next time I wouldn't bother, I would just enjoy the stew.  It was that awesome.

The preserved lemons had me curious so I am going to take a stab at making some of those.  I've never seen them in any of our grocery stores.  Maybe they're more gourmet than small-town Beamsville, lol.  Have you ever seen them or used them in a recipe?

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Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I can smell it from here! Yum!

Stephanie said...

Oh this looks amazing! I am pinning it!! and will hopefully find some of these veggies at the farmers markets starting pretty soon!! I have never heard of lemon preserves, keep us updated what you find out! :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh wow does that look yummy!!!! The best combos are the ones you wouldn't expect!

Adrianne Surian said...

Wow, that is a very unexpected combination, but I'd really like to try it! It looks great! :)

Unknown said...

Yum, It does look good! I haven't heard of preserved lemons either. It would be interesting to make some. I bet your stew made you feel are warm and happy.:)

Maureen Wyatt said...

If you figure out how to do the preserved lemons, I hope you share that with us! ~ Maureen

Macey said...

It looks really filling!

Mary Neumann said...

Hi Terry, YUM, this is my kind of recipe!!! I've never seen or heard of preserved lemons, that's the first! Now I'm I come GOOGLE:) Thanks for the great share!

Dulce fresa said...

Thanks Terry for this delicious Recipe..
Here you have how to preserve lemon..
But I always buy it in moroccan supermarket.

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