5 Classic Moroccan Dishes
Couscous with Harvest Vegetables
This Moroccan dish features the harvest season's most beautiful vegetables. For perfect couscous, roll with butter between your hands to make the grains light and fluffy.
Moroccan Lamb Tagine
A "tagine" is a cone-shaped cooking vessel commonly used in North Africa. The unique shape allows the meat (lamb, in this case) to slow cook for a luscious, tender texture. You can buy tagines at most cookware stores, or use a heavy-bottom Dutch oven instead.
Chicken Tagine with Onions, Honey, and Mint
This dish is basically a chicken stew, but with the added hint of sweetness from honey and caramelized onions. Garnish with fresh mint and toasted almonds for light flavor and savory crunch.
Mixed Olives with Harissa and Preserved Lemons
Harissa is like a spicy North African ketchup. Good on sausage or stirred into soups, harissa is also delicious when tossed with olives for a salty and spicy combination. You can make your own harissa or buy in your favorite gourmet food shop.
Carrot and Orange Salad
It's hard to tell whether this beautiful salad, made fragrant with a touch of orange blossom water, is dessert or a first course. It's perfect for entertaining, and even kids will love this salad, especially with the sprinkling of powdered sugar on top.