If you happen to be in Northern Africa, one great country with a rich history that you should visit is Morocco. Famously known as the hub of Africa, Morocco has so many things to offer. From cool tourist attractions to a rather native culture, this place is simply awesome for anyone who loves an adventurous trip of their own.
However, it is the Moroccan Food that will sweep you off your feet. The sooner you smell the coffee and try out some before you leave the better. In this post, we highlight some of the top 10 Moroccan Foods that you should try out.
A classic North African Dish, the Moroccan Chicken Tagine recipe makes use of preserved lemons, olives, and also onions to leave you with a delectable chicken dish. It can come in form of a thick chicken stew that is often prepared in an authentic tagine (conned shape clay cooking vessel) or roasted in an oven depending on how you’d like it to be.
Tagine takes a slow cooking process and infuses chicken pieces and vegetables with extra rich incredible flavors so that its taste will burst out the moment that you take a bite.
More or less like the Chicken Tagine, the Moroccan Fish Tagine is also a low-calorie fish stew common to this indigenous North African County. It has an awesome flavor that originates from the fish being left to marinate.
It is often infused with ginger, saffron, cinnamon, almonds, and many other ingredients to give it the most delectable tastes among the best dishes in Morocco. Fish Tagine can be prepared with potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers too.
The word “Shakshouka” simply means “all mixed up” and hints at the type of dish that you will find. The Shakshouka is a native dish to North Africa and also Israelis. It is a dish of poached eggs in a sauce.
The sauce is often made up of a number of spices including onions, tomatoes, pepper, and many other exotic flavors. You won’t believe it though, the wonder that this mixture gives is indeed a finger licking affair.
Moroccan Spiced Fish
Made with combined turmeric, coriander, cumin, garlic, and oil among many other ingredients, the Moroccan Spiced Fish is a hearty dish with a delectable taste. This dish is made of thick fish fillet that’s coated on both sides with a super thick and tasty mixture of spices to give it a one of a kind taste.
The Dates Pie
Next is the Moroccan Dates Pie; the startling addition of the best dates to a classic pie in order to give it the filling of smooth sweetness. This recipe is made with a simple date filling with whipped cream.
It is one of the simplest desserts that are common to this North African country and which has gone around for centuries. The choice of how to make it will vary with a few additions here and there. Even so, the simplicity and the awesome taste is the one thing that’s common to this type of recipe.
This is a very special pie too that’s native to Morocco. It represents the pinnacle of an exquisite traditional hat known as the Fassi (originally from the Fez). B’stilla comes with a number of paper-thin pastry coddle layers and a blend of almonds, pigeon meat, and eggs.
The mixture is often spiced up with among other things, cinnamon, saffron, and fresh coriander; before being finished with the best icing sugar and cinnamon to make one of the best Moroccan Foods.
Moroccan Grilled Salmon
Native to the Moroccans, the Grilled Salmon is spiced up and grilled to give it a unique and rather memorable taste.
The salmon is often marinated in a thick spicy sauce before it is grilled under the oven grill for a specific time frame too. There will be a combination of yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, olive oil, garlic, coriander, paprika, cumin and pepper to its ingredients to give this dish a super awesome taste.
Moroccan Coconut Truffles
The Moroccan Coconut Truffles will make a sweet treat to your pals when you come around for a visit. Typically, they clamp together like little cute snowballs in your plate to instantly give you the appetite to try them out.
They are perfect for holidays, as gifts, and for a picnic treat. Moroccan Coconut Truffles come with the simplest recipe of condensed sweetened milk and shredded coconut flakes among other things. They are simply cool!
Moroccan Almond Pastry
Also known as the Mhancha, the Moroccan Almond Pastry is one of the tastiest traditional Moroccan cuisines. It is filled with almonds also perfumed with the orange-blossom water. I must say this is the perfect way to finish up your Moroccan ball.
Conventionally, Moroccans used a thin pastry (warka) for the dish. However, a new trend has emerged with “filo” being used too. The choice is often yours.
Harira is the perfect dish for iftar. Due to this, it is commonly used during the holy month of Ramadan, to break the fast. Harira is a steaming bowl of soup that’s rich with tomatoes, chickpeas, lentils, and lamb sinew.
It is often finished off with a good squeeze of lemon juice with a possibility of chopped coriander before it is served with sweet pretzel known as the chebakkiya. Harira tops the famous B’ssara (soup of dried broad beans) from all angles.
They say wine washes away the pains of the heart… but what would beat the taste of wine with a lovely meal? Visiting this indigenous North African country and biting down your favorite Moroccan Food in a calm evening would be memorable if you had the best bottle of wine to wash it down your throat.
It’s time to take a dive and visit this awesome place for a memorable time with your loved ones. You can always wrap up a few dishes to try before the plane touches down – it is the best start to the adventure of a lifetime.