Tag: Moroccan

Moroccan dried fava beans cooked in a silky and lemony sauce and topped with aged preserved lemon
Starters, Salads and kemia

Moroccan dried fava beans in chermoula – Foul mengoub

Moroccan dried  fava or broad beans recipe in a thick silky sauce is a frugal vegan/vegetarian dish served in winter during lunch time. Whilst it’s meant to be a cooked salad or starter, I personally started serving it as a main dish. The Arabic name is telling Some of us call it foul mengoub due […]

Cooked Moroccan salad with pepper, tomato and potatoes. Vegan, Gluten-free
Starters, Salads and kemia

Moroccan potato, pepper and tomato salad

Moroccan potato, pepper and tomato recipe is an easy vegetarian/vegan cooked salad. Usually served warm, you can also serve it as a side dish to grills or fried fish while enriched with meat or seafood, can be a meal in itself as it has it all. A family recipe Here is a decades old recipe, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Stuffed dried apricots - Mechmach mâammar
Red meat, Starters, Salads and kemia

Stuffed dried apricots – Mechmach mâammar

Today’s post has been put together by a friend of mine who shares with me the love for everything Moroccan. We share similar interests when it comes to finding the origin of Moroccan recipes and how they’re done across the country. She is a very knowledgeable person who constantly looks for ways to promote Moroccan […]

Moroccan Sephardic recipe of chard with meat stuffing.
Red meat

Moroccan Stuffed cardoons with kofta

Stuffed cardoons or Dolma of cardoons is an interesting Sephardic dish found in a few areas of Morocco. However, it’s even more interesting that not all Jews of Morocco seem to cook it. Not a common recipe across Morocco Although stuffed cardoons is a recipe that can be found in some Jewish Moroccan cookbooks. In […]