Moroccan Food: Most Popular Articles
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.
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 Moroccan Orange Cake Recipe is quick and easy to make, and delicious without frosting.
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.
Tips for cooking in a traditional tagine.
This is the traditional method of preparing Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives in a clay or ceramic tagine.
Here's how to make your own chickpea flour.
Recipe for homemade mille-feuille or Napoleon. Use frozen or homemade puff pastry dough.
This light, fine-textured lemon cake gets delicious flavor from lemon zest and fresh lemon juice.
Learn which four basic spices are essential to many tagines and stews. Find out what other spices are frequently used in Moroccan cooking.
Fresh beets are naturally sweet, very healthy and a colorful addition to the table. Enjoy them in this easy salad with a lemon vinaigrette.
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.
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.
Recipe for Tagine Kefta Mkaouara – Moroccan meatballs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. Eggs are an optional but classic addition to this dish.
Authentic Moroccan tagines and other clay cookware should be seasoned before first use. Learn how to use and care for a Moroccan tagine.
Serve this spicy vegetarian tagine with bread or on a bed of rice or couscous.
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.
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.
Chermoula is an incredibly tasty Moroccan marinade for fish. Add hot pepper to make it as spicy as you like.
Beef or lamb with prunes is a classic Moroccan tagine recipe. This sweet and spicy dish can be prepared in a pot or pressure cooker.
Moroccan Chicken Bastilla is famous for its savory blend of tastes and textures. Here's how to make an authentic bastilla.
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Looking for Moroccan recipes that are simple or easy to prepare? Some of the recipes listed here can be made quickly as well.
You'll need two fresh oranges for this easy orange dessert sauce. Delicious on crepes, cake, ice cream and other desserts.
These rich soft rolls are ideal for hamburgers and other sandwich fillers.
These spicy North African sausages are easy to make. Shape the mixture by hand or feed into sausage casings.
No need to frost these rich, moist cupcakes. Leave out the chocolate chips for a basic vanilla cupcake.
Easy, delicious recipe for Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops with Moroccan spices, garlic and herbs. Allow the meat to marinate overnight for tender, flavorful results.
Classic croissant pastry recipe.
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.
Fish, potatoes, tomatoes and roasted peppers are layered in this classic Moroccan tagine made with chermoula.
Moroccan lentils can be prepared with or without meat. This is the vegetarian version.
Use this easy recipe to make preserved lemons at home. You'll need to let the lemons sit about a month before they're ready to use.
This creamy avocado milkshake recipe is quick, easy and nutritious.
Recipe for the dough used to make Moroccan msemen (rghaif). Links to step-by-step photos and instructions for folding and cooking the msmemen.
An easy recipe for basic, vanilla-flavored creme patissiere.
Fruit milkshakes are very popular in Morocco. Try this quick and easy apple and banana shake recipe for a light and nutritious snack.
Enjoy these flavorful chicken or turkey breast kebabs at a cook-out, picnic or family meal.
Serve this satisfying milkshake as a light snack or nutritious beverage.
Sliced carrots are boiled then marinated with Moroccan spices, herbs, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Serve warm or cold.
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.
Easy recipe for basic Moroccan white bread (khobz).
An easy recipe for Moroccan Rice pilaf with saffron and Moroccan spices.
This recipe is easy and versatile. Serve it as a side or main dish.
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.
An easy Moroccan recipe for slow-cooking in a traditional tagine. Beef or goat may be substituted for the lamb.
This is a list and description of the different spices you're likely to encounter while making Moroccan foods.
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.
Try using the classic Moroccan spice mix of Ras El Hanout in these Moroccan recipes.
Spice mix for making merguez, a popular sausage in North Africa.
Dried fava beans, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are used to make a tangy Moroccan dip called bessara. Hummus lovers will like this!
Chopped feggous or cucumber is mixed with tomato and a light vinaigrette.
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.
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.
Candied peanuts are a popular Moroccan snack and very easy to make.
Wondering how to make mayonnaise? This whole egg mayonnaise recipe is quick and easy with the help of a food processor.
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.
This easy tagine recipe is particularly delicious when prepared with a free range chicken (djaj bildi).
Recipe for making harissa, a fiery Moroccan condiment of chili peppers and garlic.
These delicious cinnamon sugar cookies are easy to prepare. Perfect for tea time or with a glass of milk.
Usually served on special occasions or when entertaining, this beautiful Moroccan Salad Plate features a variety of delicious and colorful Moroccan salads.
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.
Step-by-step photos showing how to make mille-feuille, also known as Napoleons. Although a bit time-consuming, the end result is well worth the effort.
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.
Recipe and instructions for making Moroccan Mint Tea. Green tea is steeped with spearmint leaves to make this classic Moroccan beverage.
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.
Chicken is stewed in a spicy, fragrant sauce with chickpeas and raisins. Dried apricots can be substituted for the raisins.
Moroccan tagines make delicious family meals, yet the presentation is impressive enough for company. Try this basic Chicken Tagine with Potatoes and Carrots.
Fresh strawberries are arranged on a layer of pastry cream within a baked sweet tart shell.
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.
Recipe for Beghrir, a tender Moroccan pancake that is eaten with butter and honey.
Tender cuts of lamb or beef should be used in this traditional Moroccan kebab (brochette) recipe.
This Moroccan vegetable tagine is healthy and very easy to prepare. Use either argan oil or olive oil.
Cardoons (khorshuf or khorchouf in Arabic) needs to be pared and cleaned before they're cooked. Here's how to do it.
These delicious Moroccan-style beans are stewed with tomatoes, onions, garlic and Moroccan spices. Easy
A list of traditional, home style dishes and street food appreciated as Moroccan comfort food.
Harira is Morocco's famous lentil and tomato soup.
Sanouj is the Moroccan Arabic word for nigella seed, which has both medicinal and culinary uses.
Look through this list when looking for ideas on how to use preserved lemons in your cooking.
Mint tea is a Moroccan tradition. Read about the Moroccan tea ceremony. Links to a recipe for Moroccan Mint Tea.
An easy basic crepe recipe. Use it to make sweeter dessert crepes or plain crepes to be used with savory fillings.
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.
Spicy, tasty and easy to make. Serve Deep Fried Cubed Potatoes with Moroccan Spices as a side to tagines, eggs, grilled meats, or sandwiches.
An easy, satisfying tagine for family dinners.
A sweet, spicy tagine topped with dates in a cinnamon and honey syrup.
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.
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.
Steamed artichokes can be served with vinaigrette, flavored mayonnaise or Hollandaise sauce. They make an easy, delicious appetizer or starter.
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.
Beef, lamb or goat is stewed in savory Moroccan spices and then topped with caramelized onions and tomatoes.
Moroccan Semolina bread – khobz dyal smida – is easy to make. It's perfect for sandwiches, breakfast, tea time or serving with tagines.
A list of online vendors and sites which sell cooking tagines, serving tagines, and other Moroccan items.
Learn about Moroccan food traditions at Eid Al-Adha, the most important holiday in Islam. Sometimes called Eid Al-Kabir – the Big Holiday – it is also known as the Festival of Sacrifice.
How to toast sesame seeds for use in recipes.
Ground beef (kefta) meatballs are seasoned with Moroccan spices and cooked in a skillet with saffron-flavored rice. An easy one dish meal.
Moroccan style String Bean and New Potato is a simple yet elegant side dish. Flavored with garlic, olive oil and cumin.
Whiting is very popular in Morocco and especially delicious fried. Select smaller fish for the best flavor.
Easy Moroccan recipe for chicken cooked with potatoes and olives. Preserved lemon is optional.
I like to fry my potatoes with the onions for this Moroccan omelet, but you can boil them if you prefer.
The Islamic holiday Eid Al-Fitr marks the completion of Ramadan, a month of fasting and other acts of worship.
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.
Fresh green beans are tossed in a simple vinaigrette. Minced roasted red peppers add color.
An easy Moroccan side dish with zesty Moroccan seasoning. May also be served as a vegetarian main course.
This Moroccan cake (meskouta) is a fun recipe to make with the kids. Use the empty yogurt cup as your measure.
Moroccan Fried Liver and Onions Recipe
This easy side dish uses fresh green beans, or string beans. The beans are seasoned with garlic, cumin and a pinch of cayenne.
Cut the potatoes into small cubes when making this easy Moroccan Potato Salad.
This easy homemade coconut and lemon flavored cake makes a quick, simple dessert or tea time treat. Dress up single layers with a vanilla flavored icing and toasted coconut.
This list provides recipes which are well-suited for entertaining or special occasions. Some are classic Moroccan choices for such events, while others work well because they can be prepped in advance.
Eggplants are cooked with olive oil, garlic and spices until tender enough to mash. Tangy and spicy.
Meloui are round Moroccan pancakes (rghaif) that are shaped by rolling a strip of dough up like a rug, and then flattening the upright coil into a circle. They can be eaten plain or with syrup made from butter and honey.
Apple slices are arranged on a layer of pastry cream and baked in a sweet tart shell.
Making authentic Moroccan Chicken Bastilla is easier than you think. The Bastilla Recipe and step-by-step photos will show how to assemble, bake and decorate Morocco's famous chicken pie.
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.
Fava beans are simmered with olive oil, garlic and Moroccan spices. Lemon juice, parsley and preserved lemon add more flavor.
Try this classic salsa-like Moroccan tomato and roasted pepper salad. A tiny bit of garlic and preserved lemon add flavor.
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.
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.
Use a traditional tagine or pot when preparing this Moroccan chicken and fennel recipe.
Fava beans are delicious and nutritional. Try them in the Moroccan recipes listed below.
Photographs and instructions for how to fold and cook msemen, square-shaped Moroccan pancakes.
Although Kaab el Ghazal literally translates from Moroccan Arabic as "gazelle ankles," these crescent-shaped
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.
A list of Moroccan cookie recipes and sweets which use almonds or homemade almond paste.
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.
A list of Moroccan recipes with kefta (ground beef and/or ground lamb).
This Moroccan spiced coffee recipe is well-suited for brewing in an automatic drip maker, stovetop moka, or French coffee press.
Recipe for classic puff pastry dough, called pate feuilletee in French. Links to photo tutorial.
Grilling is a terrific way to cook organ meat. Try these zesty Moroccan heart kebabs (brochettes) for a change from meat and chicken.
Sweet and savory, this easy chicken tagine works well as either a family dinner or special occasion dish.
This Moroccan tagine recipe calls for argan oil, a light, nutty oil exclusive to Morocco. Olive oil or walnut oil can also be used, and beef or goat meat may be substituted for the lamb.
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.
Traditional recipe for Moroccan stewed lentils with beef or lamb.
These Moroccan cookies are traditionally shaped into piped sticks using a wide fluted tip attached to a hand crank meat grinder. A pastry bag or cookie press may be used instead.
This sweet, crumbly pastry makes an ideal crust for classic French tarts.
This classic Moroccan recipe is prepared by baking chermoula-marinated whole fish with potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and green peppers – the result is zesty, saucy and delicious.
Fresh fava beans (broad beans or ful) are extra delicious when served in this zesty Moroccan tomato sauce.
This list highlights essential ingredients and pantry items which are frequently used in Moroccan cooking.
Khobz is the Arabic word for bread.
This light, easy tagine is a nice change from more filling meat and veggie combos.
Recipe for preparing seasoned Moroccan meatballs in tangy butter sauce. Use ground beef, ground lamb or ground turkey.
Rich, chewy almond ghoriba are a Moroccan favorite. Try them and you'll see why.
Chopped spinach is steamed and then sauteed with spices, preserved lemon and olives.
Step-by-step photos showing how to make richly layered croissant pastry dough and fold it into a traditional crescent shape. Page 7.
Making your own fresh cheese is quicker and easier than you think.
Sfenj are Moroccan doughnuts or fritters made by frying plain, unsweetened yeast dough. Eat them plain or dusted with sugar.
Adjust the amount of whole wheat flour to your personal preference when making Moroccan wheat bread (khobz dyal zraa').