Very Good Veggie Tajine

I warn you already: it’s one more recipe with Reine-Claude Plums!

Behind all this plum recipes is the fact that my in-laws have a Reine-Claude tree in their house and since it’s season and plums are a really delicate fruit, I took about 7 kgs home to be sure they would not end up rotten in the garden. I have also to confess I love it!

I love even more the challenge to create new, different recipes with the same ingredients.

With this Tajine Recipe I try to show how we can change completely our perception of taste of the same Yellow juicy plum.

Serves 3-4 people

  • 200g smoked tofu
  • 5 reine-caudes plums(you can use other kind of plum or even other fruit)
  • 120g siced shitake mushroons
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 mashed garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • ½ cup homemade cashew cream( or store bought almond, soy or oats cream)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black grounded black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried ginger powder
  • ½ teaspoon curcuma powder
  • 1/4bteaspoon grounded fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, chopped


Slice the shitakes, cut small cubes of tofu and plums;

Heat a frying pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil;

Add the dry spices, salt, onion and garlic and let it simmer in medium heat with a lid on for about 5 minutes, until the onions look soft and juicy;

Add the sliced shitakes, give a stir and cover the pan to let it cook for about 5 minutes;

Add the tofu, the tomato paste and the cashew cream and bring everything to boil;

Add the plum cubes and let it cook in medium heat for quick 3 minutes, just to help the plum to release its juices into the tajine;

Check the spice and salt level and adjust if needed;

Tajine is normally served with some warm fluffy couscous you can enjoy it in the traditional way if you like;

I chose to cook some millet instead and just loved!

If you want more recipes with Reine Claude you can try the Reine-Claude and Coconut Chutney

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