Delicious Moroccan Food
Moroccan cuisine has been enriched by the many aspects of its long and eventful history and over the centuries has been refined into a fascinating blend of Arab, Berber, Middle Eastern, Moorish, Iberian, Mediterranean, African and Jewish influences which is uniquely Moroccan.
Spices hold pride of place in any Moroccan kitchen and are used skillfully to create a variety of distinctive flavors to tempt any palate. Common spices include cumin, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, paprika, aniseed, pepper, coriander, sesame seeds, saffron and mint. Couscous plays an important role in Moroccan cuisine and is gaining popularity world-wide.
Traditionally the main meal is enjoyed at midday, with the holy month of Ramadan being the exception. Bread is offered at every meal and it is common for Moroccans to eat with the fingers of one hand while bread in the other hand is used as a utensil. A meal may start with salads that are followed by a traditional Moroccan tagine. Mint tea will be served either with the meal or at the end. Seasonal fruit may complete a meal, or on special occasions a pastry stuffed with almond paste and dusted with sugar known as kaab el ghzal (gazelles horns) may be served. Halwa shebekai, a pretzel shaped piece of deep fried dough, dipped in honey and sprinkled with sesame seeds, is also popular.
Visiting a foreign country is always exciting, and enjoying the food of the local people you meet during your travels completes the experience, so be sure to try out the many flavor-filled aspects of Moroccan cuisine.
The variety of Moroccan dishes seems endless, but they all have something in common – they are all delicious. So when you are in Morocco, be sure to try out traditional favorites such as the triple-layered savory pastry known as Bisteeya, or Mechoui slow-roasted lamb. Not to be missed is a Morocco tagine, a savory dish of chicken, fish, beef or lamb and vegetables which is slow-cooked to perfection in a unique pottery container.
Tempt your senses with delicious Moroccan Cuisine and Recipes. Moroccans have always been praised for their unique spice combinations resulting in incredible taste sensations. Get some recipes here and try them out yourself.
Whilst in Morocco, eat like a Moroccan! Have a look at this list of Moroccan Restaurants and choose where to eat tonight!