20
Jan-2016

The Moroccan cuisine

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Moroccan cuisine is deliciously spicy and diverse. Its most famous dishes are the couscous and tagines, but other specialties are to be tested, such as pastillas, harissa soup, or the Msemen / meloui.

THE tagines

You can not go wrong by ordering this typical dish whose name comes from the terra cotta pot in which it is slowly cooked over charcoal. The most common tagines are:

  • The lamb tagine: it is often served in a tomato sauce with prunes and sometimes other dried fruits (apricots, raisins).

tajine agneau pruneaux

  • The chicken tagine: it is usually served with a lemon sauce and sometimes olives.

tajine poulets olives citron

  • The kofta tagine: meatballs in a tomato sauce with an egg on top. DELICIOUS!

tajine kefta

COUSCOUS

Couscous is a Berber dish of semolina with vegetables and meat.

THE PASTILLA

We didn’t know this dish but is is really worth to be known!  It consists of a sort of puff paste, close to the brick sheet wherein different ingredients are selected according to the pastilla you will pick. The original version contains onions, pigeons or chicken, persil, coriander, boiled eggs and almonds, flavored with cinnamon. We tested a pastilla with goat cheese, zucchini, pumpkin and warm apple: a killer !!

Pastillas table de marrakech

HARISSA SOUP

Traditionally, this is the soup to break Ramadan fast. It consists of tomatoes, dried vegetables, meat and onions. On the Jeema El Fna Square, it is sold for a pittance.

msemen / MELOUI

This kind of large greasy pancake is fried and sold in the street. This is a very popular specialty in Morocco that can be eaten at any time. It can be stuffed with a tomato  and dried meat preparation. The Msemen is the square version and Meloui the round version. They look a little the Indian / Sri Lankan roti.

msemen

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