Chopped mallow is steamed then sautéed with zesty chermoula and preserved lemon to make a delicious, nutritious salad known as khoubiza or bakkoula. Like things spicy hot? Add some heat with ground cayenne pepper or whole chilis.
Moroccan cuisine is extremely varied, both in terms of its wide array of dishes and the ingredients that go into them, and in terms of centuries of influences such as Berber, Arab, Middle Eastern, Sephardic, Andalusian, Sephardic, and more.
Even within Morocco, the term “Moroccan Food” might mean very different things to different people. For some, it includes only the most traditional recipes and cooking techniques. For others, Moroccan food is ever-evolving, and a modern Moroccan cook is likely to prepare a repertoire of dishes that includes classic Moroccan recipes, international recipes, and fusion fare that combines different elements from different cuisines.
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This super easy orange cake is sure to become a family favorite. No icing needed since its great citrus flavor and moist texture make it delicious all on its own.
Quick, easy, and nutritious, this creamy avocado milkshake is a satisfying beverage to serve at Ramadan iftars, snack time, breakfast, or as a treat for guests. Dried fruits or nuts can be added for texture and flavor.
Zaalouk is a popular Moroccan cooked salad of eggplants and tomatoes seasoned with paprika, cumin, garlic, and herbs. Roasting the eggplants is an optional but recommended step for adding a layer of smoky flavor.
A delicious authentic recipe for Moroccan fish balls in zesty homemade tomato sauce. Fillets of sardines, whiting, or other firm fish are minced, seasoned, shaped into petite balls, and then poached in the sauce. This is sure to become a family favorite!
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.
A quick, easy and healthy almond milkshake the Moroccan way! Blanched almonds are blended with fresh milk and a splash of orange flower water for traditional flavor.
How to make chebakia (also called griouech or mkharka), a traditional Moroccan favorite in Ramadan and at special occasions. Honey, sesame, cinnamon, saffron, anise and orange flower water all contribute to the delicious sticky-sweet flavor of these flower-shaped cookies.
Melt-in-your-mouth Moroccan shortbread cookies with crackled tops. Toasted sesame seeds and ground almonds add nutty crunch.