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Moroccan Dried Fava Bean Dip or Soup – Bessara (Bissara)

This puree of dried split fava beans may be humble fare, but a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and a generous dusting with cumin and cayenne quickly transform it into something special. Enjoy it for breakfast, dinner, or anytime in between with crusty bread and a glass of Moroccan mint tea.

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Moroccan Stuffed Spleen Recipe – Tihane or Rate Farcie

This traditional Moroccan recipe for stuffed spleen is regarded as a delicacy by Moroccan offal lovers. A tasty filling of seasoned ground beef or lamb is mixed with rice and stuffed into a calf spleen, which is then roasted and served by the slice. Leftovers can be frozen for later serving.

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