Chicken with Olives and Lemon

Tajine Msir Zeetoon

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Appears in
Hot and Spicy

By Marlena Spieler

Published 1985

  • About

There are as many versions of this classic as there are types of olives in the souk (market place). Traditionally it is prepared with light-fleshed black-pink olives, but I am fond of using green olives, especially pimiento-stuffed green olives - not only for taste, but for aesthetics as well. Tajine Msir Zeetoon is not traditionally hot, rather warmly spicy, but I have found that hot pepper, lemon and olives make a stellar combination.

This may well be my favourite dish in t