Marrakech, Morocco Recipes
The beauty of Moroccan food is that over time, it has been influenced by many different cultures and nations. The Berbers, the Arabs, the Moors, the Ottomans and the French have all left their mark on the country’s cuisine, resulting in a melting pot of mouth watering dishes. Intrigued in learning more? We’ve put together some of our favourite Moroccan food recipes so that you can make them at home!
One of the most famous Moroccan recipes is tagine. A tagine is a slow-cooked stew which can include meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, fruit and spices. A tagine is also the name of the conical earthenware pot it’s cooked in. Tagine recipes vary greatly, and we’ve chosen a Chicken Tagine with Apricots, Ginger and Ras-el-Hanout. Ras-el-Hanout is a classic spice mix that you’ll find in many Moroccan recipes. It literally translates to ‘head of the shop’, implying that it's a collection of the finest spices the shop has. Ras-el-Hanout contains no less than 15 herbs and spices, including cinnamon, cloves, mace, nutmeg, cardamom, coriander and allspice. The dish is sweetened with dried apricots and honey.
You’ll be hard pressed to find Morrocan food recipes that don’t include couscous. It’s the staple in Moroccan homes, and is originally a Berber dish. The great thing about couscous is that it’s so versatile and tastes fantastic however you cook it. Whether it’s cooked with meat, vegetables or fruit, there are plenty of versions out there. We’ve chosen a recipe for Couscous with Roasted Fennel Butter. Fennel seeds add a warm, sweet aroma to the couscous, with hints of licorice.
What we love about Moroccan recipes is the variety of salads on offer. These aren’t your boring, run of the mill salads - they combine exciting and unexpected ingredients like chickpeas, raisins, sweet potatoes and sumac berries. We’ve picked out an Orange and Date Salad with Preserved Lemon and Pomegranate Molasses. Sweet oranges and dates fuse with spicy green chilli, zesty lemon and fresh mint. Add in the sweet molasses and you have a refreshing summer salad. You can also try our carrot, feta and chickpea salad, another of our favourite Moroccan food recipes.