Moroccan Food: Most Popular Articles
A quick and easy fruit milkshake with pineapple and apple. Honey and a little vanilla add fragrant flavor.
Tips for preparing authentic Moroccan dishes in a traditional clay or ceramic tagine.
The famous Moroccan spice blend, Ras El Hanout, might include 30 or more ingredients. This recipe is a bit simpler but still exotic and aromatic.
This easy Moroccan recipe calls for slowly roasting a leg of lamb or whole shoulder until the meat is tender enough to be pulled easily off the bone.
Here's how to make your own chickpea flour.
Moroccan zaalouk is a delicious cooked salad made with eggplant (aubergines), tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and spices. It's usually served as a dip with crusty bread.
Learn which four basic spices are essential to many tagines and stews. Find out what other spices are frequently used in Moroccan cooking.
This is a great way to use day old bread. Dry seasoned bread crumbs can be used to bread vegetables, fish, poultry and seafood before frying.
Saffron, cinnamon, ginger and pepper are key seasonings in this sweet and spicy Moroccan tagine.
Use this easy recipe to make preserved lemons (also called pickled lemons) at home. You'll need to let the lemons sit about a month before they're ready to use.
Authentic Moroccan tagines and other clay cookware should be seasoned before first use. Learn how to use and care for a Moroccan tagine.
This is the traditional method of preparing Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives in a clay or ceramic tagine.
This Moroccan Orange Cake Recipe is quick and easy to make, and delicious without frosting.
Kefta is ground beef or lamb, typically mixed with cumin, paprika, minced onion, coriander and parsley. Kefta makes a superb kebab (brochette), and is also the foundation of a number of other Moroccan dishes.
This famous Moroccan dish features a mound of steamed couscous topped by stewed vegetables and meat. Very delicious!
Harira is a famous Moroccan soup, and is especially popular in Ramadan. This classic recipe uses fresh tomatoes, chick peas, and lentils.
Moroccans preserve lemons by pickling them in lots of salt and their own juices. They add a salty, distinctive lemon flavor to many Moroccan dishes.
Recipe for homemade mille-feuille or Napoleon. Use frozen or homemade puff pastry dough.
Fresh beets are naturally sweet, very healthy and a colorful addition to the table. Enjoy them in this easy salad with a lemon vinaigrette.
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Orange Flower Water – also called Orange Blossom Water – is used in Moroccan cooking. Try making your own with this easy Orange Flower Water Recipe. Use the same method to make Rose Petal Water.
Serve this spicy vegetarian tagine with bread or on a bed of rice or couscous.
Dried fava beans, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are used to make a tangy Moroccan dip called bessara. Hummus lovers will like this!
Chermoula is an incredibly tasty Moroccan marinade for fish. Add hot pepper to make it as spicy as you like.
Looking for Moroccan recipes that are simple or easy to prepare? Some of the recipes listed here can be made quickly as well.
Moroccan Chicken Bastilla is famous for its savory blend of tastes and textures. Here's how to make an authentic bastilla.
This is a list and description of the different spices you're likely to encounter while making Moroccan foods.
Recipe for Tagine Kefta Mkaouara – Moroccan meatballs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. Eggs are an optional but classic addition to this dish.
These spicy North African sausages are easy to make. Shape the mixture by hand or feed into sausage casings.
This easy tagine recipe is particularly delicious when prepared with a free range chicken (djaj bildi).
Fruit milkshakes are very popular in Morocco. Try this quick and easy apple and banana shake recipe for a light and nutritious snack.
Try using the classic Moroccan spice mix of Ras El Hanout in these Moroccan recipes.
Looking for a change from your usual repertoire of appetizers and dips to set out for a party or gathering? Try some of these Moroccan appetizers, snacks and finger foods.
Even a fantastic meal can leave unpleasant smells throughout your home. Try these simple methods for eliminating cooking odors, or leave your own tips for other readers.
This list highlights essential ingredients and pantry items which are frequently used in Moroccan cooking.
This light, fine-textured lemon cake gets delicious flavor from lemon zest and fresh lemon juice.
Fish, potatoes, tomatoes and roasted peppers are layered in this classic Moroccan tagine made with chermoula.
Easy recipe for basic Moroccan white bread (khobz).
This classic Moroccan dish combines sweet and savory flavors. Recipe includes directions for preparing in a tagine, pot or pressure cooker.
Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Olives is a classic Moroccan dish, popular as both a family meal and company dinner. This recipe is for conventional stove top preparation.
Recipe and instructions for making Moroccan Mint Tea. Green tea is steeped with spearmint leaves to make this classic Moroccan beverage.
This creamy avocado milkshake recipe is quick, easy and nutritious.
Many Moroccan cooks can turn out amazing food from even a modestly equipped kitchen. My own kitchen, however, reflects what you might find in a modern, urban home that still dishes up traditional meals. Here's a list of tools and equipment which I find most useful to Moroccan food preparation.
Recipe for making harissa, a fiery North African condiment of chili peppers and garlic. Serve it with Moroccan tagines, brochettes, eggs and other dishes.
This wonderfully zesty Moroccan recipe is easy and versatile. Serve it as a side or main dish.
Moroccan lentils can be prepared with or without meat. This is the vegetarian version.
Chopped feggous or cucumber is mixed with tomato and a light vinaigrette.
No need to frost these rich, moist cupcakes. Leave out the chocolate chips for a basic vanilla cupcake.
An easy Moroccan chicken recipe to slow-cook in an authentic clay or ceramic tagine. If using a conventional pot, watch your liguids carefully while cooking.
Wondering how to make mayonnaise? This whole egg mayonnaise recipe is quick and easy with the help of a food processor.
Make these stewed white beans as spicy as you like. Tomatoes, olive oil and Moroccan spices blend together to form a tasty, zesty sauce for this vegetarian dish.
Recipe for the dough used to make Moroccan msemen (rghaif). Links to step-by-step photos and instructions for folding and cooking the msmemen.
Chicken is stewed in a spicy, fragrant sauce with chickpeas and raisins. Dried apricots can be substituted for the raisins.
Serve this light, satisfying milkshake as a snack or nutritious beverage.
This Moroccan vegetable tagine is healthy and very easy to prepare. Use either argan oil or olive oil.
Spice mix for making merguez, a popular sausage in North Africa.
An easy recipe for basic, vanilla-flavored creme patissiere.
An easy recipe for Moroccan Rice pilaf with saffron and Moroccan spices.
Sweet and savory Chicken with Prunes is a classic Moroccan dish that's easy to prepare in either conventional cookware or a traditional clay tagine.
Enjoy these flavorful chicken or turkey breast kebabs at a cook-out, picnic or family meal.
Zaalouk is a cooked salad of eggplant and tomatoes. This version includes roasted peppers, including a little minced chili.
Savory, saffron-infused Moroccan chicken is easy to prepare, and delicious on a bed of steamed rice. Also serve it in Seffa Medfouna, concealed in a mound of steamed vermicelli or couscous.
Easy, delicious recipe for Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops with Moroccan spices, garlic and herbs. Allow the meat to marinate overnight for tender, flavorful results.
A list of online vendors and sites which sell cooking tagines, serving tagines, and other Moroccan items.
Harcha (also spelled harsha) is a Moroccan pan-fried flatbread made from semolina, butter and milk. It's similar in appearance to an English muffin, but more like cornbread in texture.
Usually served on special occasions or when entertaining, this beautiful Moroccan Salad Plate features a variety of delicious and colorful Moroccan salads.
An easy Moroccan recipe for slow-cooking in a traditional tagine. Beef or goat may be substituted for the lamb.
You'll need two fresh oranges for this easy orange dessert sauce. Delicious on crepes, cake, ice cream and other desserts.
These delicious Moroccan-style beans are stewed with tomatoes, onions, garlic and Moroccan spices. Easy
An easy, satisfying tagine for family dinners.
Get traditional tagine flavor in your standard baking dish! This easy baked Moroccan chicken recipe is fragrant with Moroccan spices, olives and optional preserved lemon.
Moroccan tagines make delicious family meals, yet the presentation is impressive enough for company. Try this basic Chicken Tagine with Potatoes and Carrots.
Harira is Morocco's famous lentil and tomato soup.
This Moroccan spiced coffee recipe is well-suited for brewing in an automatic drip maker, stovetop moka, or French coffee press.
Batbout (also known as mkhamer, toghrift and matlou') is a soft Moroccan bread that is cooked stove-top. Like Middle Eastern pita bread, it has a pocket that can be stuffed with sandwich fillings.
Beghrir are cooked only on one side. They're easy to make, but in order for the bubbles to form properly, the batter must be the right consistency.
Whole chicken is slow-roasted with Moroccan spices and served with a savory onion sauce with preserved lemon and olives. A great do-ahead dish for serving a crowd.
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.
Step-by-step photos showing how to make mille-feuille, also known as Napoleons. Although time-consuming, the end result is well worth the effort.
Cardoons (khorshuf or khorchouf in Arabic) need to be pared and cleaned before they're cooked. Here's how to do it.
Use this basic vinaigrette recipe as a foundation for an oil and vinegar salad dressing. Add herbs, minced onion, dijon style mustard, or other seasoning to taste.
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.
Easy Moroccan recipe for chicken cooked with potatoes and olives. Preserved lemon is optional.
Also called Rfissa Medhoussa or Tride, this classic Moroccan chicken and lentil dish is served atop a bed of shredded msemen, meloui or trid pastry.
Classic croissant pastry recipe.
Moroccan Semolina bread – khobz dyal smida – is easy to make. It's perfect for sandwiches, breakfast, tea time or serving with tagines.
Sliced carrots are boiled then marinated with Moroccan spices, herbs, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Serve warm or cold.
Eggplant slices are seasoned with olive oil and Moroccan spices for a simple but tasty side dish.
A list of traditional, home style dishes and street food appreciated as Moroccan comfort food.
This Moroccan recipe shows how to make authentic Couscous Tfaya with either chicken or lamb. Tfaya refers to a dish prepared with sweet and spicy caramelized onions and raisins. Some versions also include chick peas.
Mint tea is a Moroccan tradition. Read about the Moroccan tea ceremony. Links to a recipe for Moroccan Mint Tea.
A list of Moroccan recipes with kefta (ground beef and/or ground lamb).
Eggplants are cooked with olive oil, garlic and spices until tender enough to mash. Tangy and spicy.
To make Moroccan mint tea the traditional way, follow the steps in this photo tutorial. Other herbs are sometimes used in place of the mint.
These rich soft rolls are ideal for hamburgers and other sandwich fillers.
Most Moroccans make their pasta sauce from scratch with fresh, ripe tomatoes. Here's a basic recipe for Moroccan style spaghetti sauce with optional meatballs.
The American counterpart to French beignets is making its appearance in Moroccan bakeries and coffee shops. Here's how to make light, airy donuts at home.
These classic French pastries are made by enclosing apple puree in flaky, buttery puff pastry dough - absolutely delicious and easy to make at home.
Fresh green beans are tossed in a simple vinaigrette. Minced roasted red peppers add color.
Candied peanuts are a popular Moroccan snack and very easy to make.
How to toast sesame seeds for use in recipes.
Look through this list when looking for ideas on how to use preserved lemons in your cooking.
Why bake from a mix? This Moroccan Chocolate Cake recipe is quick and easy to prepare.
Beef, lamb or goat is stewed in savory Moroccan spices and then topped with caramelized onions and tomatoes.
A refreshing blend of orange juice with pineapple slices and oranges. Add a banana for thicker texture.
Photos and step-by-step instructions for making harcha (harsha), a Moroccan semolina flatbread commonly served at tea time and breakfast.
Collection of Moroccan recipes which use eggplants (aubergines).
Halwa Chebakia (also spelled chebbakia and shebakia) is a Moroccan sesame cookie which is folded into a flower shape, fried and then drenched in honey. It's traditionally served during Ramadan and for special occasions.
Spicy, tasty and easy to make. Serve Deep Fried Cubed Potatoes with Moroccan Spices as a side to tagines, eggs, grilled meats, or sandwiches.
These delicious cinnamon sugar cookies are easy to prepare. Perfect for tea time or with a glass of milk.
Looking for recipe ideas for afternoon or evening tea? This list features popular and traditional offerings on a Moroccan tea time table.
Cinnamon and honey are surprisingly delicious additions to this Moroccan chicken and tomato tagine.
Recipe for classic puff pastry dough, called pate feuilletee in French. Links to photo tutorial.
Khobz is the Arabic word for bread.
Moroccan cuisine includes some delicious cooked salads which are eaten as dips. This zesty tomato and green pepper salad is known as taktouka in some parts of Morocco.
Amlou is a delicious Moroccan dip made from toasted almonds, argan oil and honey. It's very easy to make, and usually served for breakfast or tea time.
Photo tutorial showing how to peel prickly pears – also called cactus fruit, cactus figs, Indian figs, barbary figs, and tunas.
Semolina is a grain which is milled from hard durum wheat. All of these Moroccan recipes use semolina as an ingredient.
Ground beef (kefta) meatballs are seasoned with Moroccan spices and cooked in a skillet with saffron-flavored rice. An easy one dish meal.
An easy Moroccan side dish with zesty Moroccan seasoning. May also be served as a vegetarian main course.
Moroccan Fried Liver and Onions Recipe
Step-by-step photos showing how to make richly layered croissant pastry dough and fold it into a traditional crescent shape.
Tender cuts of lamb or beef should be used in this traditional Moroccan kebab (brochette) recipe.
Fava beans are simmered with olive oil, garlic and Moroccan spices. Lemon juice, parsley and preserved lemon add more flavor.
A list of Moroccan cookie recipes and sweets which use almonds or homemade almond paste.
Sweet and savory, this easy chicken tagine works well as either a family dinner or special occasion dish.
This sweet and spicy Moroccan tagine is traditionally prepared with lamb in the days following Eid Al Adha, or Eid Al Kabir. Other meat can also be used.
Take advantage of farmer market prices and buy fresh, seasonal fruit in bulk. Here are tips for freezing berries and other fruit for later use.
This is Moroccan food expert Paula Wolfert's method for repairing a cracked tagine.
Fried eggplant is cooked in olive oil, honey, garlic and spices. Sticky, sweet, spicy and delicious.
A sweet, spicy tagine topped with dates in a cinnamon and honey syrup.
These spongy little French cakes are popular in Morocco, where they can be found home-baked or sold for a dirham or two at bakeries.
Sanouj is the Moroccan Arabic word for nigella seed, which has both medicinal and culinary uses.
Savory saffron chicken, lamb or beef is hidden within a dome of steamed couscous or broken vermicelli (chaariya). Ground fried almonds, cinnamon and powdered sugar garnish this delicious Moroccan dish.
Fava beans are delicious and nutritional. Try them in the Moroccan recipes listed below.
This easy side dish uses fresh green beans, or string beans. The beans are seasoned with garlic, cumin and a pinch of cayenne.
Dried chickpeas are an essential ingredient in Moroccan kitchens. Learn how to soak, peel, cook and freeze chickpeas for use in recipes.
Moroccan stewed lentils with meat is a flavorful main or side dish. Here is a traditional recipe that can use either lamb or beef.
Although Kaab el Ghazal literally translates from Moroccan Arabic as "gazelle ankles," these crescent-shaped
In this authentic Berber tagine recipe, vegetables are arranged in conical fashion around lamb or beef and seasoned with Moroccan spices, preserved lemon and olives.
Light tagine recipes for warmer weather, including those that call for summer veggies.
The Islamic holiday Eid Al-Fitr marks the completion of Ramadan, a month of fasting and other acts of worship.
Humane Islamic guidelines for slaughtering an animal.
These Moroccan recipes may all be served as part of a traditional Moroccan breakfast.
Fresh peaches and pastry cream are baked in a sweet pastry crust. An apricot glaze adds sheen and tartness.
The cake best when the eggs are separated and the beaten egg whites are folded into the batter. If you're short on time, omit that step by using whole eggs.
Photographs and instructions for how to fold and cook msemen, square-shaped Moroccan pancakes.
Moroccan potato cakes are seasoned with cumin, onions, garlic, and cilantro. Serve these potato fritters as a side, appetizer or as a sandwich filler with eggs.
Kalinti (also called karane or karantika) is a Moroccan quiche-like dish made from chickpea flour and eggs. It's popular in the north of Morocco, where it can be found sold as a street food.
Slabs of lamb spareribs are coated with a butter and spice rub, and then slow roasted to buttery tenderness.