Moroccan typical dishes: a culinary trip to Morocco
Are you looking for typical Moroccan dishes to taste while travelling?
To dive into the culture of a country, you need to visit the cities, learn about the history and traditions, but above all fill your stomach! In fact, typical foods allow us to explore the culture and customs of a country.
So let’s see which typical Moroccan dishes are among the best known and most popular!
Typical Moroccan dishes: what to absolutely taste
Couscous is a typical Moroccan dish hailing from the Maghreb. Recipes change according to the seasonings used but they are united by the use of steamed hard semolina grains. It can be made with meat, fish, or vegetables and it is a dish prepared for the holidays.
2# EL BATBOUT
El batbout is a typical Moroccan bread prepared in a pan. It can be stuffed or hollow. It is also eaten for breakfast with jam and honey.
The name of this tasty dish comes from the particular amphora shape of the bowl in which it is prepared. It is a meat stew, typical of the city of Marrakech.
With a name of Spanish origin, pastilla is a kind of savoury pie. The stuffing combines sweet and savoury. It may contain cinnamon, roasted almonds and sugar but also stir-fried meats cooked in broth, parsley, onions and spices such as paprika, saffron, coriander, garlic and more.
Baghrir is very similar to Western pancakes. They have a pitted surface and they can be filled with honey, butter, jam or hazelnut cream. They are one of the few typical Moroccan desserts.
6# HARIRA SOUP
Harira is a soup made with chickpeas and lentils. It is often eaten during the evenings of the month dedicated to Ramadan. The recipes are many and varied, and the vegetables and meat used can be different.
7# GAZELLE HORNS
The Moroccan name is “kaab el ghazal”; Gazelle horns are very simple sweets to make. The filling is made of almonds and hazelnuts; sometimes rosewater is also added, which gives greater softness to the dough.
Katban are skewers of lamb meat. They are barbecued with a sauce made with olive oil, paprika, cumin, onions and parsley.
9# MINT TEA
Mint tea is the iconic drink of Morocco. It symbolizes hospitality and friendliness. It has a simple preparation process that today still follows the tradition.
Schebakia are fried cookies covered with honey and sesame. They are prepared on festive occasions or during Ramadan.
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