Moroccan Cooking Tips and Techniques
How to Make Kaab el Ghazal - Gazelle Horns
Photo tutorial showing how to shape a traditional Moroccan cookie called Kaab el Ghazal, or Gazelle Horns. Almond paste is wrapped in thin pastry and then shaped into a crescent.
How to Make Warqa - Homemade Brick Pastry Dough
Step-by-step photos showing how to make Moroccan warqa (brick pastry dough) at home.
How to Make Barley Couscous - Couscous Belboula
Barley grits are steamed and served as couscous belboula.
How to Make Chickpea Flour - Garbanzo Flour, Gram Flour, Besan
Here's how to make your own chickpea flour.
How to Make Moroccan Tea
A step-by-step guide to making Moroccan mint tea the traditional way.
Cooking with Saffron
Many Moroccan recipes call for saffron. Here's how to select, store and use saffron.
How to Make Kaak d'Essaouira - Moroccan Cookie with Anise and Sesame
Photo tutorial showing how to make the crunchy, wreath-shaped Moroccan cookie called Kaak d'Essaouira.
How to Make Moroccan Meatball Tagine - Kefta Mkaouara
Step-by-step photos showing how to prepare Kefta Mkaouara, a Moroccan meatball tagine with spicy tomato sauce and eggs.
What Do You Do with Old Bread?
Share your own tips, suggestions and recipes for using stale bread.
How Do You Eliminate Cooking Smells and Neutralize Food Odors?
Share your own tips and remedies for getting rid of cooking smells from onions, fish, garlic, cabbage, and other foods.
How to Make Moroccan Fried Sardines Stuffed with Chermoula
Fried Sardines Stuffed with Chermoula is a classic Moroccan recipe that's easy to prepare. These step-by-step photos show how to prepare them.
How to Clean and Prepare Bottle Gourd (Slaouia)
Slaouia – also known as bottle gourd, calabash, cucuzza, dudhi and white gourd – is used in Moroccan cooking. Here's how to clean and prep bottle gourd for use in Moroccan recipes.
How to Steam Couscous in a Couscoussier
If you want to serve authentic Moroccan couscous, steaming is the way to prepare it. Follow the photo tutorial, and see how easy it is to steam couscous.
How to Make Harcha - Moroccan Semolina Pan-Fried Flatbread Recipe
Photos and step-by-step instructions for making harcha (harsha), a Moroccan semolina flatbread commonly served at tea time and breakfast.
How to Fold Moroccan Briouats (Braewats) Into Cylinders
Briouats (braewats) are small Moroccan pastries that can be stuffed with a variety of fillings. Learn how to fold briouats into cylinders with these step-by-step photos and instructions.
How to Fold and Make Msemen (Rghaif)
Photographs and instructions for how to fold and cook msemen (square-shaped Moroccan pancakes).
How to Make Moroccan Pita (Batbout)
Batbout is a Moroccan pita bread. Here are photos and instructions showing how to make it.
How to Clean Cardoon - Preparing Cardoon for Use in Recipes
Cardoon (khorshuf or khorchouf in Arabic) needs to be pared and cleaned before it's cooked. Here's how to do it.
How to Clean Artichoke Bottoms for Use in Moroccan Recipes
Fresh artichoke bottoms are used in Moroccan cooking. These step-by-step photos and instructions will show how to clean a fresh artichoke to yield the bottom.
How to Make Moroccan Preserved Lemons
It's easy to make preserved lemons at home. You'll need to let them sit about a month before they're ready to use.
How to Season a Tagine - Using and Caring for a Moroccan Tagine
Authentic Moroccan tagines should be seasoned before first use. Learn how to use and care for a Moroccan tagine.
How to Make Croissants - Making and Folding Croissant Pastry Dough
Step-by-step photos showing how to make richly layered croissant pastry dough and fold it into a traditional shape.
How to Make Petit Pain au Chocolat - Chocolate Croissants
Photos showing how to make the classic French pastry, Petit Pain au Chocolat.
How to Roast and Skin Peppers
Some Moroccan recipes require skinned peppers. Here are easy instructions and photos which show how to roast and skin peppers.
How to Make Sellou (Sfouf or Zmita)
These step-by-step photos show how to make sellou (also called "sfouf").
How to Make Almond Briouats - Moroccan Almond Pastries with Honey
Step-by-step photos showing how to make Almond Briouats, fried Moroccan pastries which are filled with almond paste and dipped in honey.
How to Make Puff Pastry Dough (Pate Feuilletee)
Photo tutorial showing how to make homemade puff pastry dough, also known as pate feuillette.
How to Make Trid Pastry
Photo tutorial showing how to make Moroccan trid pastry.
How to Make Mille-feuille (Napoleons)
Step-by-step photos showing how to make mille-feuille, also known as Napoleons.
How to Toast Sesame Seeds
How to toast sesame seeds for use in recipes.
How to Make Makrout
Step-by-step photos showing how to make makrout, filled semolina cookies which are fried and then dipped in honey.
How to Caramelize Onions - Caramelized Onions Recipe
Caramelizing onions until golden and buttery-tender is easy, and can be done while tending to other kitchen tasks.
Parsley and Cilantro Tips
Parsley and cilantro are used abundantly in Moroccan cooking. Here are some quick tips for cleaning, storing and working with these fresh herbs.