Popular 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.

Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

Ground beef, vegetables, and couscous are covered with a sweet cornbread topping in this spicy and surprisingly low-calorie casserole dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Moroccan Beef and Pumpkin Bake

Moroccan-Spiced Lemon Dressing

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.

From EatingWell

Moroccan-Spiced Lemon Dressing

Chicken Tagine with Pomegranates

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.

From EatingWell

Chicken Tagine with Pomegranates

Grilled Salmon with North African Flavors

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.

From EatingWell

Grilled Salmon with North African Flavors

Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

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.

From EatingWell

Chicken with Green Olives & Prunes

Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

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.

From EatingWell

Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Moroccan-Flavored Pork Ragu

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.

From EatingWell

Moroccan-Flavored Pork Ragu

Kumquat Tagine

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.

From EatingWell

Kumquat Tagine

Marrakech Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

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.

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Marrakech Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

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.

From EatingWell

Moroccan Grilled Salmon

Okra & Chickpea Tagine

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.

From EatingWell

Okra & Chickpea Tagine

Kefta

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.

From EatingWell

Kefta

Moroccan Vegetable Soup

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.

From EatingWell

Moroccan Vegetable Soup

Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Braised Vegetables

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

From EatingWell

Roast Chicken with Preserved Lemon & Braised Vegetables

Fish Couscous with Onion T'faya

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.

From EatingWell

Fish Couscous with Onion T'faya

Ratatouille a la Casablancaise

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.

From EatingWell

Ratatouille a la Casablancaise

Roasted Root Vegetables with Chermoula

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'.

From EatingWell

Roasted Root Vegetables with Chermoula

Moroccan Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

From Fitness

Moroccan Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

Moroccan Lamb and Fruit Stew

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Moroccan Lamb and Fruit Stew

Moroccan Meatloaf

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Moroccan Meatloaf

Moroccan Rib Roast

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Moroccan Rib Roast

Moroccan Lamb Roast

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Moroccan Lamb Roast

Moroccan Chicken with Cucumber-Melon Relish

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Moroccan Chicken with Cucumber-Melon Relish

Moroccan Chicken Thighs

From Fitness

Moroccan Chicken Thighs

Moroccan Seafood Stew

From Ladies' Home Journal

Moroccan Seafood Stew

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