Moroccan Cuisine Recipes

Morocco has been influenced by many cultures, among them Mediterranean and North African. Couscous is a common Moroccan dish that is familiar here in the U.S. Tajine, a slow-cooked stew, is also a popular dish with lots of different recipe variations.

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Chermoula

From EatingWell

Here, a medley of root vegetables and winter squash are roasted with chermoula (also spelled charmoula), a quintessential Moroccan spice combination. (Any combination will work in this dish; start with about 12 cups of peeled vegetable pieces.) Be sure to peel turnips well; their skin is thicker and more fibrous than other root vegetables'.

Roasted Root Vegetables with Chermoula

Ratatouille a la Casablancaise

From EatingWell

Ratatouille - a cooked eggplant and tomato dish combined with other seasonal vegetables and olive oil - has many regional variations. This one is made with cinnamon, a signature spice in Moroccan cooking. Try it as an appetizer with bread or as a sandwich filling.

Ratatouille a la Casablancaise

Fish Couscous with Onion T'faya

From EatingWell

T'fayas, special-occasion dishes served all along Morocco's Atlantic coast, are known for their thick, sweet and heavily spiced sauces. This one gets a pleasant layer of sweetness from raisins and a touch of sugar, which marries perfectly with halibut.

Fish Couscous with Onion T'faya

Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Braised Vegetables

From EatingWell

The pulp and rind of Moroccan preserved lemons is all you need to lift a pedestrian roast chicken into the realm of the exotic!

Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Braised Vegetables

Moroccan Vegetable Soup

From EatingWell

Hearty with chunks of beef or lamb, plenty of vegetables and a bit of pasta, this Moroccan soup gets its rich, golden-orange color from turmeric.

Moroccan Vegetable Soup

Kefta

From EatingWell

Kefta, seasoned ground meat, is one of Morocco's most popular street foods. Traditionally, kefta is washed down with a glass of sweet mint tea. It's delicious served with ratatouille.

Kefta

Okra & Chickpea Tagine

From EatingWell

This quick and easy okra and chickpea stew is full of Moroccan flavors. The name "tagine" refers to the two-part, cone-shaped casserole dish in which countless slow-cooked Moroccan dishes are prepared. You don't need to prepare this in a tagine dish--it works well in a large saucepan--but if you have one, here's a chance to use it.

Okra & Chickpea Tagine

Kumquat Tagine

From EatingWell

A tagine is a slow-cooked Moroccan stew (traditionally served over couscous)--but here it's quicker and (dare we say it?) tastier, thanks in large part to the bright spike of kumquats.

Kumquat Tagine

Moroccan-Flavored Pork Ragu

From EatingWell

This type of stew is normally cooked slowly for a few hours using tougher and fattier meat from the shoulder or rib area, but this quick version uses lean boneless pork chops. The lean meat becomes dry and hard when overcooked, so do pay attention to the cooking times. Serve over couscous, bulgur or rice, and garnish with a blend of 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons chopped scallions and 1 tablespoon chopped mint.

Moroccan-Flavored Pork Ragu

Chicken Tagine with Pomegranates

From EatingWell

The Moroccan word tagine, when translated simply as "stew," hardly does justice to this beautifully fragrant, succulent one-dish meal. (Tagine is also the name of the distinctive pot in which the meal is traditionally cooked and served.) Pomegranate juice lends a tart depth of flavor to the sauce; use bottled juice and skip the garnish when the fruit is not in season. Serve with whole-wheat couscous to soak up the delicious sauce.

Chicken Tagine with Pomegranates

Moroccan-Spiced Lemon Dressing

From EatingWell

This dressing is inspired by the flavors of North Africa and is good drizzled on mixed green salads as well as grain salads. Shown: Quinoa Salad with Dried Apricots & Baby Spinach.

Moroccan-Spiced Lemon Dressing

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

From EatingWell

Tangy plain yogurt mixed with the classic ingredients for chermoula--a Moroccan spice mix--serves as both the marinade and the sauce in this salmon dish. If you like your food on the spicy side, add a pinch of cayenne to the mixture.

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Marrakech Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

From EatingWell

Here we grill spice-rubbed strip steak to serve along sweet potatoes and onions cooked in a foil packet alongside it. Serve with steamed spinach.

Marrakech Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

From EatingWell

A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is tossed with the sweet potatoes as well. The foil-packet cooking method for the sweet potatoes yields excellent results (and fewer dishes). Make it a Meal: Sauteed greens, such as arugula, kale or spinach, and a glass of Zinfandel round out the meal.

Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Salmon with North African Flavors

From EatingWell

Our version of the classic North African herb paste known as chermoula serves as both a marinade and a sauce for this richly flavored salmon. If it is too cool to grill outdoors, you can roast the salmon at 450 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes.

Grilled Salmon with North African Flavors

Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

From EatingWell

The delicious combination of sweet, tart and savory flavors makes a simple dish the star of a weeknight meal. Serve with whole-wheat couscous, to soak up the tasty sauce.

Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

Moroccan Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

From Fitness

Moroccan Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

Moroccan Lamb and Fruit Stew

From Better Homes and Gardens

Spices, dried apricots, and dates meld flavors for this exotic spicy-sweet stew that cooks slowly in a crockery cooker.

Moroccan Lamb and Fruit Stew

Moroccan Meatloaf

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ground turkey, raisins, onions, couscous and exotic spices take this meatloaf where no meatloaf has ever gone before -- and deliciously! Enjoy any leftover chutney on beef or turkey sandwiches the next day.

Moroccan Meatloaf

Moroccan Rib Roast

From Better Homes and Gardens

This low calorie beef roast is seasoned with coriander, lemon and cumin--the flavors of North African cuisine.

Moroccan Rib Roast

Moroccan Lamb Roast

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow roast the lamb, rubbed with Moroccan-style spices, to make this dinner party entree.

Moroccan Lamb Roast

Moroccan Chicken with Cucumber-Melon Relish

From Better Homes and Gardens

It's the kicky blend of seasonings that gives this grilled chicken its Moroccan roots.

Moroccan Chicken with Cucumber-Melon Relish

Moroccan Chicken Thighs

From Fitness

Moroccan Chicken Thighs

Moroccan Seafood Stew

From Ladies' Home Journal

Moroccan Seafood Stew

Rockin' Moroccan Snack Mix

From Family Circle

Rockin' Moroccan Snack Mix

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