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.
Tips for preparing authentic Moroccan dishes in a traditional clay or ceramic tagine.
Here's how to make your own chickpea flour.
Learn which four basic spices are essential to many tagines and stews. Find out what other spices are frequently used in Moroccan cooking.
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.
Saffron, cinnamon, ginger and pepper are key seasonings in this sweet and spicy Moroccan tagine.
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 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.
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.
Harira is a famous Moroccan soup, and is especially popular in Ramadan. This classic recipe uses fresh tomatoes, chick peas, and lentils.
This Moroccan Orange Cake Recipe is quick and easy to make, and delicious without frosting.
Recipe for homemade mille-feuille or Napoleon. Use frozen or homemade puff pastry dough.
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.
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.
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.
Serve this spicy vegetarian tagine with bread or on a bed of rice or couscous.
Moroccan Chicken Bastilla is famous for its savory blend of tastes and textures. Here's how to make an authentic bastilla.
These spicy North African sausages are easy to make. Shape the mixture by hand or feed into sausage casings.
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.
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This is a list and description of the different spices you're likely to encounter while making Moroccan foods.
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.
Recipe for Tagine Kefta Mkaouara – Moroccan meatballs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. Eggs are an optional but classic addition to this dish.
This classic Moroccan dish combines sweet and savory flavors. Recipe includes directions for preparing in a tagine, pot or pressure cooker.
A list of online vendors and sites which sell cooking tagines, serving tagines, and other Moroccan items.
This list highlights essential ingredients and pantry items which are frequently used in Moroccan cooking.
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.
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.
This easy tagine recipe is particularly delicious when prepared with a free range chicken (djaj bildi).
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.
Easy recipe for basic Moroccan white bread (khobz).
Cardoons (khorshuf or khorchouf in Arabic) need to be pared and cleaned before they're cooked. Here's how to do it.
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.
Try using the classic Moroccan spice mix of Ras El Hanout in these Moroccan recipes.
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.
Moroccan lentils can be prepared with or without meat. This is the vegetarian version.
This wonderfully zesty Moroccan recipe is easy and versatile. Serve it as a side or main dish.
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.
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 Moroccan Rice pilaf with saffron and Moroccan spices.
This creamy avocado milkshake recipe is quick, easy and nutritious.
Recipe for making harissa, a fiery North African condiment of chili peppers and garlic. Serve it with Moroccan tagines, brochettes, eggs and other dishes.
No need to frost these rich, moist cupcakes. Leave out the chocolate chips for a basic vanilla cupcake.
Dried fava beans, garlic, lemon juice and olive oil are used to make a tangy Moroccan dip called bessara. Hummus lovers will like this!
Chicken is stewed in a spicy, fragrant sauce with chickpeas and raisins. Dried apricots can be substituted for the raisins.
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.
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.
Chopped feggous or cucumber is mixed with tomato and a light vinaigrette.
These delicious Moroccan-style beans are stewed with tomatoes, onions, garlic and Moroccan spices. Easy
An easy, satisfying tagine for family dinners.
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.
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.
Recipe and instructions for making Moroccan Mint Tea. Green tea is steeped with spearmint leaves to make this classic Moroccan beverage.
Fruit milkshakes are very popular in Morocco. Try this quick and easy apple and banana shake recipe for a light and nutritious snack.
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.
Spice mix for making merguez, a popular sausage in North Africa.
An easy recipe for basic, vanilla-flavored creme patissiere.
You'll need two fresh oranges for this easy orange dessert sauce. Delicious on crepes, cake, ice cream and other desserts.
Classic croissant pastry recipe.
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.
Harira is Morocco's famous lentil and tomato soup.
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.
Moroccan tagines make delicious family meals, yet the presentation is impressive enough for company. Try this basic Chicken Tagine with Potatoes and Carrots.
Sliced carrots are boiled then marinated with Moroccan spices, herbs, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil. Serve warm or cold.
Usually served on special occasions or when entertaining, this beautiful Moroccan Salad Plate features a variety of delicious and colorful Moroccan salads.
Wondering how to make mayonnaise? This whole egg mayonnaise recipe is quick and easy with the help of a food processor.
Easy, delicious recipe for Moroccan Grilled Lamb Chops with Moroccan spices, garlic and herbs. Allow the meat to marinate overnight for tender, flavorful results.
Moroccan Semolina bread – khobz dyal smida – is easy to make. It's perfect for sandwiches, breakfast, tea time or serving with tagines.
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.
A list of traditional, home style dishes and street food appreciated as Moroccan comfort food.
This fragrant, satisfying vegetarian Moroccan soup with pumpkin and chickpeas is quick and easy to prepare.
An easy Moroccan recipe for slow-cooking in a traditional tagine. Beef or goat may be substituted for the lamb.
This Moroccan spiced coffee recipe is well-suited for brewing in an automatic drip maker, stovetop moka, or French coffee press.
This Moroccan vegetable tagine is healthy and very easy to prepare. Use either argan oil or olive oil.
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.
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.
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.
If you're just starting to explore the Moroccan food landscape, these classic tagine recipes should be on your must-try list.
These rich soft rolls are ideal for hamburgers and other sandwich fillers.
Enjoy these flavorful chicken or turkey breast kebabs at a cook-out, picnic or family meal.
Photo tutorial showing how to peel prickly pears – also called cactus fruit, cactus figs, Indian figs, barbary figs, and tuna.
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.
Sanouj is the Moroccan Arabic word for nigella seed, which has both medicinal and culinary uses.
Ground beef (kefta) meatballs are seasoned with Moroccan spices and cooked in a skillet with saffron-flavored rice. An easy one dish meal.
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.
Fried eggplant is cooked in olive oil, honey, garlic and spices. Sticky, sweet, spicy and delicious.
Look through this list when looking for ideas on how to use preserved lemons in your cooking.
Beef, lamb or goat is stewed in savory Moroccan spices and then topped with caramelized onions and tomatoes.
Eggplant slices are seasoned with olive oil and Moroccan spices for a simple but tasty side dish.
Looking for recipe ideas for afternoon or evening tea? This list features popular and traditional offerings on a Moroccan tea time table.
Recipe for classic puff pastry dough, called pate feuilletee in French. Links to photo tutorial.
A quick and easy fruit milkshake with pineapple and apple. Honey and a little vanilla add fragrant flavor.
Mint tea is a Moroccan tradition. Read about the Moroccan tea ceremony. Links to a recipe for Moroccan Mint Tea.
These sweet and spicy Moroccan recipes feature a classic and savory combination of meat or poultry with fruit or caramelized vegetables.
These date-filled semolina cookies are fried and then dipped in honey.
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.
Easy Moroccan recipe for chicken cooked with potatoes and olives. Preserved lemon is optional.
Humane Islamic guidelines for slaughtering an animal.
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 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.
Candied peanuts are a popular Moroccan snack and very easy to make.
Spicy, tasty and easy to make. Serve Deep Fried Cubed Potatoes with Moroccan Spices as a side to tagines, eggs, grilled meats, or sandwiches.
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.
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.
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.
Collection of Moroccan recipes which use eggplants (aubergines).
Moroccan Fried Liver and Onions Recipe
Sweet and savory, this easy chicken tagine works well as either a family dinner or special occasion dish.
How to toast sesame seeds for use in recipes.
Eggplants are cooked with olive oil, garlic and spices until tender enough to mash. Tangy and spicy.
Moroccan stewed lentils with meat is a flavorful main or side dish. Here is a traditional recipe that can use either lamb or beef.
This easy side dish uses fresh green beans, or string beans. The beans are seasoned with garlic, cumin and a pinch of cayenne.
Although Asian, hot pepper oil or chili oil can be used in Moroccan cooking. Make your own chili oil with this easy hot infusion method.
Why bake from a mix? This Moroccan Chocolate Cake recipe is quick and easy to prepare.
A sweet, spicy tagine topped with dates in a cinnamon and honey syrup.
A list of Moroccan recipes with kefta (ground beef and/or ground lamb).
Khobz is the Arabic word for bread.
Moroccan Fried Eggplant is a quick, easy side dish which is eaten as a finger food. It's often served as an accompaniment to fried fish.
This Moroccan bread is flavored with sesame and nigella seeds. The top is decorated with an egg yolk wash and scored with a design – hence the name, khobz mzaweq (decorated bread).
Zaalouk is a cooked salad of eggplant and tomatoes. This version includes roasted peppers, including a little minced chili.
This creamy potato with Moroccan spices and herbs is hearty, zesty and rustic. Puree it for a thicker texture.
Try Salade Mechouia, a classic salsa-like Moroccan tomato and roasted pepper salad. A tiny bit of garlic and preserved lemon add flavor.
These delicious cinnamon sugar cookies are easy to prepare. Perfect for tea time or with a glass of milk.
Although Kaab el Ghazal literally translates from Moroccan Arabic as "gazelle ankles," these crescent-shaped
Serve this light, satisfying milkshake as a snack or nutritious 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.
Fava beans are simmered with olive oil, garlic and Moroccan spices. Lemon juice, parsley and preserved lemon add more flavor.
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.
The Islamic holiday Eid Al-Fitr marks the completion of Ramadan, a month of fasting and other acts of worship.
Danette is the brand name of a pudding-like dessert which is popular in Morocco. Here's how to make your own crème au chocolat at home.
Photographs and instructions for how to fold and cook msemen (square-shaped Moroccan pancakes).
Fresh green beans are tossed in a simple vinaigrette. Minced roasted red peppers add color.
Try this easy method for making homemade warqa, which can be used to make bastillas, briouats and sweet pastries.
An easy Moroccan side dish with zesty Moroccan seasoning. May also be served as a vegetarian main course.
If you think harissa is a condiment only to be used on the side, think again! It makes a terrific marinade for olives.
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.
A list of Moroccan cookie recipes and sweets which use almonds or homemade almond paste.
Photos and step-by-step instructions for making harcha (harsha), a Moroccan semolina flatbread commonly served at tea time and breakfast.
Fava beans are delicious and nutritional. Try them in the Moroccan recipes listed below.
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.
Tender cuts of lamb or beef should be used in this traditional Moroccan kebab (brochette) recipe.
Helba is the Arabic word for fenugreek.
Semolina is a grain which is milled from hard durum wheat. All of these Moroccan recipes use semolina as an ingredient.
Adjust the amount of whole wheat flour to your personal preference when making Moroccan wheat bread (khobz dyal zraa').