The great thing about traveling to Morocco is that apart from learning about its history, meeting new people and soaking in a different culture, you are also scheduled to try new food. Gastronomy is always an appetizing dish on any trip, and there is no doubt that the trip to Marrakech or any destination in Morocco. The country opened the doors to know some exquisite flavors and dishes that we had never tried before. Would you like to know the typical dishes of Morocco?
Typical dishes of Morocco
The chicken tajine is a delicious Moroccan dish consisting of a kind of stew with potatoes, vegetables and meat flavored with traditional Moroccan spices, Ras el Hanout. The origin of this recipe seems to be very old, since it appears reflected in “The Thousand and One Nights” a highly recommended option and that we can taste even in the middle of the Sahara desert, after spending the night in the middle of the dunes.
Veal or Lamb
The tajine of lamb in a symbol of generosity for that reason it must be rich in flavors and aromas, it is one of the most typical dishes of Morocco a stew that is prepared to slow fire so that it is impregnating the atmosphere with its aroma to lambs and spices.
The ingredients of the tajine are varied, for example, in many recipes the veal is accompanied by olives, figs, dates, dried apricots or dried apricots or quince meat. The most common spices for tajine are turmeric, curry, cloves, cinnamon.
The harira is a soup elaborated with the broth of vegetables, diverse meats and legumes. To make it one of the most popular dishes of typical Moroccan food, tomato and aromatic herbs, such as herbs or coriander, are added. And, in addition, a not so secret component lahrissa is added.
Because of its high nutritional value, harira is considered the ideal dish for breaking the fast after Ramadan, although it is true that Moroccan restaurants serve it at any time of the year.
Méchoui or Mechui
The very name méchoui, which means to roast in the fire, already refers to this way of preparing lamb or sheep. The usual thing is to insert the animal in a bar and to roast it slowly over the coals. It is a very common dish in family celebrations throughout the Maghreb.
This time we will make you one of the most appreciated dishes in Morocco. It is the pastilla, also well known in Morocco.
It is a cake that looks like puff pastry when using several layers of phyllo dough. This dough is almost as thin as paper, the filling is made with chicken stew with many flavored onions, with a Moorish mixture of spices and with a sweet touch of almonds with cinnamon, and it is also made with maricos.
Pastela is an essential dish in many celebrations, especially weddings, where it is traditionally eaten before the main course.
It is a traditional dish of Moroccan and North African cuisine, which is made from wheat semolina and different vegetables. In addition, it is accompanied with the broth from cooking the vegetables, caramelized onion, prunes and almonds.
The couscous is one of the emblematic dishes of the Moroccan gastronomy and of the Arab world, it is a delicious dish, full of flavor, full of nuances and textures and very aromatic.
Moroccan cuisine is undoubtedly one of the most attractive cuisines in the Arab world. The spices used and the colors make this cuisine unique.
The Seffa is a semolina dish originating in Morocco and Algeria in which the semolina is sweetened with cinnamon and almonds, although it can also be made with rice and noodles and is often used in traditional marriage ceremonies and family meals.
In Morocco, the Seffa is mainly with angel hair, sprinkled with toasted almonds, powdered sugar and cinnamon.
Thus, the Seffa Medfuna, is a dish of Moroccan origin, which is prepared on big occasions and literally means “buried noodles”. The idea is to surprise guests with a chicken cooked and hidden under a pyramid of steamed noodles, in a delicious mix of sweet and salty contrast.
Did you know that one of the specialties of Moroccan gastronomy is its sweets, made mainly with dried fruits and covered with honey, cinnamon and sugar, and Moroccan desserts have crossed borders for their exquisiteness. Their unique flavors have made them popular all over the world.
We propose a gastronomic trip for you to know first hand some dishes and typical food of Morocco, the cuisine that best defines the way of life and food in this region of North Africa and that we were lucky enough to try in typical places of this Maghreb area. Would you like to live an experience and try these tasty dishes, do not think more just contact Moroccocameltours we manage the booking and everything else, our goal is to see our customers making the most of your vacation. Morocco awaits you with its smells and colors do not wait any longer!