Moroccan Food: Most Popular Articles
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.
Harira is a famous Moroccan soup, and is especially popular in Ramadan. This classic recipe uses fresh tomatoes, chick peas, and lentils.
Tips for preparing authentic Moroccan dishes in a traditional clay or ceramic tagine.
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.
Here's how to make your own chickpea flour.
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.
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 is the traditional method of preparing Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives in a clay or ceramic tagine.
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.
Recipe for homemade mille-feuille or Napoleon. Use frozen or homemade puff pastry dough.
Moroccan Chicken Bastilla is famous for its savory blend of tastes and textures. Here's how to make an authentic bastilla.
Authentic Moroccan tagines and other clay cookware should be seasoned before first use. Learn how to use and care for a Moroccan tagine.
Saffron, cinnamon, ginger and pepper are key seasonings in this sweet and spicy Moroccan tagine.
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.
This famous Moroccan dish features a mound of steamed couscous topped by stewed vegetables and meat. Very delicious!
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.
Chermoula is an incredibly tasty Moroccan marinade for fish. Add hot pepper to make it as spicy as you like.
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 the dough used to make Moroccan msemen (rghaif). Links to step-by-step photos and instructions for folding and cooking the msmemen.
Recipe for Tagine Kefta Mkaouara – Moroccan meatballs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. Eggs are an optional but classic addition to this dish.
Looking for Moroccan recipes that are simple or easy to prepare? Some of the recipes listed here can be made quickly as well.
Serve this spicy vegetarian tagine with bread or on a bed of rice or couscous.
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.
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These spicy North African sausages are easy to make. Shape the mixture by hand or feed into sausage casings.
This creamy avocado milkshake recipe is quick, easy and nutritious.
Enjoy these flavorful chicken or turkey breast kebabs at a cook-out, picnic or family meal.
Looking for ideas of what to serve at a traditional Moroccan iftar? The recipes here are popular choices for breaking the fast during the month of Ramadan.
Fish, potatoes, tomatoes and roasted peppers are layered in this classic Moroccan tagine made with chermoula.
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.
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.
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.
This is a list and description of the different spices you're likely to encounter while making Moroccan foods.
Dried fava beans, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are used to make a tangy Moroccan dip called bessara. Hummus lovers will like this!
This light, fine-textured lemon cake gets delicious flavor from lemon zest and fresh lemon juice.
No need to frost these rich, moist cupcakes. Leave out the chocolate chips for a basic vanilla cupcake.
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.
Eid Al-Fitr – also known as Eid Al-Saghir (the small eid) – concludes a full month of fasting in Ramadan. Any of these recipes might be served in Morocco on this festive day.
This wonderfully zesty Moroccan recipe is easy and versatile. Serve it as a side or main dish.
Easy recipe for basic Moroccan white bread (khobz).
An easy recipe for basic, vanilla-flavored creme patissiere.
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.
Recipe and instructions for making Moroccan Mint Tea. Green tea is steeped with spearmint leaves to make this classic Moroccan beverage.
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.
This easy tagine recipe is particularly delicious when prepared with a free range chicken (djaj bildi).
Try using the classic Moroccan spice mix of Ras El Hanout in these Moroccan recipes.
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.
This Moroccan vegetable tagine is healthy and very easy to prepare. Use either argan oil or olive oil.
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.
An easy recipe for Moroccan Rice pilaf with saffron and Moroccan spices.
Recipe for making harissa, a fiery North African condiment of chili peppers and garlic. Serve it with Moroccan tagines, brochettes, eggs and other dishes.
You'll need two fresh oranges for this easy orange dessert sauce. Delicious on crepes, cake, ice cream and other desserts.
Serve this satisfying milkshake as a light snack or nutritious beverage.
Moroccan tagines make delicious family meals, yet the presentation is impressive enough for company. Try this basic Chicken Tagine with Potatoes and Carrots.
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.
Harira is Morocco's famous lentil and tomato soup.
The Islamic holiday Eid Al-Fitr marks the completion of Ramadan, a month of fasting and other acts of worship.
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.
Ramadan is the Islamic holy month of fasting. Each evening, Moroccans break their fast with an appealing spread of traditional food.
Chicken is stewed in a spicy, fragrant sauce with chickpeas and raisins. Dried apricots can be substituted for the raisins.
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.
Spice mix for making merguez, a popular sausage in North Africa.
Classic croissant pastry recipe.
Photo tutorial showing the traditional preparation of Halwa Chebakia (mkharka), a popular Moroccan sesame and honey cookie.
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.
Fruit milkshakes are very popular in Morocco. Try this quick and easy apple and banana shake recipe for a light and nutritious snack.
Usually served on special occasions or when entertaining, this beautiful Moroccan Salad Plate features a variety of delicious and colorful Moroccan salads.
An easy, satisfying tagine for family dinners.
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.
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.
Although Kaab el Ghazal literally translates from Moroccan Arabic as "gazelle ankles," these crescent-shaped
This list highlights essential ingredients and pantry items which are frequently used in Moroccan cooking.
Sliced carrots are boiled then marinated with Moroccan spices, herbs, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Serve warm or cold.
Moroccan Semolina bread – khobz dyal smida – is easy to make. It's perfect for sandwiches, breakfast, tea time or serving with tagines.
Tender cuts of lamb or beef should be used in this traditional Moroccan kebab (brochette) recipe.
A list of traditional, home style dishes and street food appreciated as Moroccan comfort food.
These delicious Moroccan-style beans are stewed with tomatoes, onions, garlic and Moroccan spices. Easy
Sellou (also called sfouf or zmita) is a unique unbaked Moroccan sweet made from toasted unhulled sesame seeds, fried almonds and flour that has been browned in the oven. It is traditionally served in Ramadan and at special occasions.
An easy Moroccan recipe for slow-cooking in a traditional tagine. Beef or goat may be substituted for the lamb.
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.
Fresh green beans are tossed in a simple vinaigrette. Minced roasted red peppers add color.
This Moroccan spiced coffee recipe is well-suited for brewing in an automatic drip maker, stovetop moka, or French coffee press.
Msemen is a layered Moroccan pan-fried dough. In this version, the dough is stuffed with seasoned kefta, or ground beef, filling.
Photographs and instructions for how to fold and cook msemen, square-shaped Moroccan pancakes.
Easy Moroccan recipe for chicken cooked with potatoes and olives. Preserved lemon is optional.
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).
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.
A list of Moroccan cookie recipes and sweets which use almonds or homemade almond paste.
How to toast sesame seeds for use in recipes.
These date-filled semolina cookies are fried and then dipped in honey.
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.
These delicious cinnamon sugar cookies are easy to prepare. Perfect for tea time or with a glass of milk.
Eggplants are cooked with olive oil, garlic and spices until tender enough to mash. Tangy and spicy.
Recipe for classic puff pastry dough, called pate feuilletee in French. Links to photo tutorial.
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.
Try Salade Mechouia, a classic salsa-like Moroccan tomato and roasted pepper salad. A tiny bit of garlic and preserved lemon add flavor.
Moroccan Fried Liver and Onions Recipe
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.
Look through this list when looking for ideas on how to use preserved lemons in your cooking.
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.
Eggplant slices are seasoned with olive oil and Moroccan spices for a simple but tasty side dish.
Ground beef (kefta) meatballs are seasoned with Moroccan spices and cooked in a skillet with saffron-flavored rice. An easy one dish meal.
Candied peanuts are a popular Moroccan snack and very easy to make.
Moroccan briouats are small, crispy pastries which are stuffed with a variety of fillings. This recipe uses ground meat(kefta, kofta or kufta) seasoned with paprika, cumin and fresh parsley.
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.
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.
Grilling is a terrific way to cook organ meat. Try these zesty Moroccan heart kebabs (brochettes) for a change from meat and chicken.
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.
Spicy, tasty and easy to make. Serve Deep Fried Cubed Potatoes with Moroccan Spices as a side to tagines, eggs, grilled meats, or sandwiches.
A list of online vendors and sites which sell cooking tagines, serving tagines, and other Moroccan items.
An easy Moroccan side dish with zesty Moroccan seasoning. May also be served as a vegetarian main course.
These rich soft rolls are ideal for hamburgers and other sandwich fillers.
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.
Beef, lamb or goat is stewed in savory Moroccan spices and then topped with caramelized onions and tomatoes.
Fresh strawberries are arranged on a layer of pastry cream within a baked sweet tart shell.
Khobz is the Arabic word for bread.
Collection of Moroccan recipes which use eggplants (aubergines).
Fava beans are simmered with olive oil, garlic and Moroccan spices. Lemon juice, parsley and preserved lemon add more flavor.
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.
Sanouj is the Moroccan Arabic word for nigella seed, which has both medicinal and culinary uses.
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.
An easy traditional recipe for dates stuffed with a homemade almond paste flavored with orange flower water and cinnamon.
A sweet, spicy tagine topped with dates in a cinnamon and honey syrup.
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.
Ground beef seasoned with Moroccan spices and herbs transforms a classic hamburger into a memorable meal.
Whiting is very popular in Morocco and especially delicious fried. Select smaller fish for the best flavor.
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.
Semolina is a grain which is milled from hard durum wheat. All of these Moroccan recipes use semolina as an ingredient.
List of ghoriba recipes. Ghoribas are a variety of Moroccan cookies which may be either macaroon-like or shortbread-like in texture.
Cardoons (khorshuf or khorchouf in Arabic) need to be pared and cleaned before they're cooked. Here's how to do it.
A Moroccan recipe for tangia, meat seasoned with Moroccan spices and slow-cooked in traditional clay cookware called a tangia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fava beans are delicious and nutritional. Try them in the Moroccan recipes listed below.
Fried eggplant is cooked in olive oil, honey, garlic and spices. Sticky, sweet, spicy and delicious.
This easy side dish uses fresh green beans, or string beans. The beans are seasoned with garlic, cumin and a pinch of cayenne.
Zucchini is diced and then simmered with Moroccan spices. Although delicious as a dip with Moroccan bread, it can also be eaten with a fork.
These Moroccan recipes all use grains or seeds as key ingredients.
This easy Moroccan sweet potato salad is flavored with cinnamon and honey. Raisins are optional.
Sfenj are Moroccan doughnuts or fritters made by frying plain, unsweetened yeast dough. Eat them plain or dusted with sugar.
Cut the potatoes into small cubes when making this easy Moroccan Potato Salad.