Author: Nada

Couscous jawzi
Couscous, Red meat

Moroccan couscous with walnut and aubergines

Moroccan Couscous with walnut and aubergines, couscous Jawzi – الكسكس الجوزي is an intriguingrecipe from Tujibi’s book which dates back from the 11th century. Needless saying that I felt the urge to to bring it back onto the Moroccan table. My additions I added saffron threads to the sauce as it seemed right to do […]

Moroccan gluten-free cornharcha
Moroccan sweet corner

Gluten-free Moroccan corn harcha

A gluten-free harcha-meet-ghrieba with Moroccan flavours, how about that for a treat? I thought you’d like it! As much as most of our ghrieba recipes are on the chewy side and a few of them on the shortbread side ( of the baking textures, this one is rather a baked version of our national galette called harcha. […]

Moroccan gluten-free ghrieba (macaroon) with almond and peanuts
Ghrieba, Moroccan sweet corner

Gluten-free Moroccan ghrieba (macaroon) with almond and peanuts

I was looking for an old set of family recipes I gathered when I was still living in Morocco and I stumbled upon this irresistible and chewy ghrieba/ghrouiba. Ghrieba with almond and peanuts is very easy to make and I won’t even ask you to blanch the nuts yourself as long as you buy them […]

Moroccan peanut shortbread
Moroccan sweet corner

Moroccan peanut shortbread from the North

I finally got hold of the best recipe for these melt-in-the-mouth shortbreads from Northern Morocco where there is an abundance of peanuts growing around Larache and its surrounding. Compared to other recipes of the same biscuit/cookie, the one I’m about to share with you involves roasting the flour before using it and it does make […]

Moroccan slow-cooked meat with cumin, over a bed of rice.
Red meat

Moroccan slow-cooked meat with cumin -L’ham mkoumen

L’ham mkoumen is one of the simplest and tastiest recipes I’ve recently discovered and it comes straight from the Marrakech culinary repertoire. What’s in the name? Mkoumen means “with cumin” and l’ham refers to meat which as to be falling off the bone with hardly any sauce. It’s so simple but it surely is incredibly […]

Bouchnikha or chebbakia with milk, a Ramadan treat. It's sprinkled with sesame seeds
Moroccan sweet corner

Moroccan spiced bouchnikha and Mouarraqah for Ramadan

Why is a wonderful Moroccan Ramadan sweet named after a plant used as toothpick? Well a picture is worth a thousand words. Isn’t it?     You can still find Bouchnikha in the old Markets all over Moroccan cities. Let’s get back to our Ramadan treat which is the purpose of this post which looks like […]

Thin Sephardic Moroccan biscuits
Moroccan sweet corner, Snacks and nibbles

Fat-free thin Moroccan Jewish biscuits -Fekkas d’ Lihoud

A while ago, I spotted some moulds of different shapes in Essaouira and when asked, the shop keeper said it was for Fekkas d’lihoud. Now fekkas is a form of Moroccan biscotti and lihoud refers to Jews. Being in Essaouira, I thought it was the place to look for more information about Sephardic cooking. I […]

3 baby chicken cooked following Moroccan steamed and roasted chicken recipe with stuffed herbs. Chicken is served surrounded with steamed and seasoned new potatoes, carrots and green beans
Poultry and birds

Moroccan stuffed chicken with spinach – roasted or steamed option

Steamed or roasted chicken recipes are one of the healthiest meal options in Moroccan cooking. You can combine both cooking methods by steaming the birds ahead of time then roast them for colour and texture in the last minutes or you can marinate them and roast them on time just before lunch or dinner. Then […]

Moroccan fish balls tagine over a bed of carrots and topped with tomato sauce
Fish and seafood

Moroccan fish balls tagine, 2 ways

Fish balls in Morocco are a coastal thing, and we have two coasts, which make fish balls tagines quite common. A fish ball tagine is even part of Moroccan street food of these cities. Adding rice to the fish kofta is an option but it works well for large families or a larger crowd as […]

Barley and oat Moroccan bread rolls
Breads and pancakes

Healthy Moroccan barley and oat rolls

Based on the same recipe for Moroccan barley galettes, I decided to replace barley semolina with steel-cut oat/oat bran. It turned out to be a wonderful combination that gives a moister inside (hearth), which makes it last longer without fridge/freezer. With all the benefits known to barley, it might give a bit of flatulence. So adding […]