Weekday dinners need not be flavor-deficient if you seek out a good simmer sauce, one such as Caramelized Onion & Lemon Tagine Sauce from Williams-Sonoma.
Spices, olives, ginger and preserved lemon capture the classic flavors of the Moroccan stew, delivering a delicious dinner in about an hour. Whether you use a cone-shaped tagine cooking vessel or not (we didn’t), directions on the jar for a chicken version are simple, produce a deeply flavored stew and need only couscous to complete the meal.
A 16-ounce jar is $12.95 from www.williams-sonoma.com.
— Judy Hevrdejs