Food of Morocco


I really don't remember the first time I ate Moroccan food, although somehow I had a prior knowledge about the Moroccan spice mix ras el hanout. Ras el hanout means "top of the shop" or "head of the shop". It's a spice mix used often in Moroccan cuisine. There are probably a hundred different variations on this spice mix. I consider it to be similar to garam masala, a spice mix found in Indian cuisine, which, while widely used in recipes varies from region to region.

photo by Dave Erickson

While I have enjoyed all these Moroccan recipes that I'm sharing with you (both the preparation and the eating) I have to say that for me, the one that summed up what Moroccan cuisine is all about was the Chicken B'stilla. This is an amazing chicken pie flavored with almonds, confectioners sugar and cinnamon layered in flaky filo dough. Not only is it a beautiful presentation, but the flavor is unforgettable.

Another classic Moroccan dish is a one pot meal (basically a slow cooked stew) called a tagine, after the vessel it is cooked in. Tagines contain a variety of meat, poultry or seafood, vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts and seasonings. You'll also find preserved lemons and olives quite common in tagines. Vegetarian tagines are quite tasty and easy to prepare. No, you don't need a special cooking vessel to make a tagine, I use a cast iron Dutch oven and it works fine.

All of these Moroccan recipes are easy to print recipes and come from trusted sources. Some include helpful Cooks Tips.

Today it's very easy to find all the necessary spices and ingredients you need to cook just about any cuisine you can imagine. Zamouri spices has a great selection of Moroccan ingredients and spices.

What is a Mezze? Click here to find out and to get a great sampling of recipes and ideas for hosting your own Middle-Eastern Mezze.

Moroccan Recipes

Mashed Eggplant & Tomato Salad (zaalouk)
Mint Chutney Recipe
Moroccan BBQ Sauce
Moroccan Chicken B'stila
Moroccan Couscous Salad
Moroccan Garlic Beef with Cracked Green Olives
Moroccan Honey Spiced Eggplant Dip
Moroccan Tomato & Green Pepper Salad (taktouka)
Moroccan Yogurt Dip (spiced labneh)
Sweet Moroccan Couscous (raisins, almonds, argan oil)
Tomatoes Stuffed with Roast Peppers, Tuna, Caper & Olives Chef Claudia Roden


Tasty & Easy Green Bean Recipes

Armenian Green Beans with Ground Meat and Tomatoes (Fassoulia
Blanched Green Beans
Cream of Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Fried Green Beans
Dilly Green Beans Recipe - Canning Recipe
Ginger Garlic Green Beans
Greek Green Beans
Greek Potatoes and Green Beans
Green Bean Soup (Company's Coming)
Green Beans a'la Waterman's
Green Beans Almondine

Green Beans Almondine (with a hint of lemon)
Green Beans Almondine (with an Asian flair)
Green Beans Almondine (with mushrooms)
Green Beans and Prosciutto Pasta Salad
Green Bean Casserole (Campbell's)
Green Bean Casserole (Cook's Illustrated)
Green Beans, Endive & Boston Lettuce Salad
Green Beans in Sour Cream & Tomato Sauce
Green Beans Provençal, Chef Simone Beck
Green Beans Provençal, Cooking Light
Green Bean Salad, Dill, Parsley & Savory
Green Bean Salad, Feta & Pecans
Green Bean Salad, Soy Glazed Almonds, Cilantro
Green Beans with Coconut
Green Beans with Ginger Butter
Green Beans with Onion Paste (Madhur Jaffrey)
Green Beans with Roman Mustard
Green Beans with Shallots
Italian Green Beans (St. Anna Beans)
Lemon Green Bean & Celery Salad
Oven Roasted Green Beans
Pears with Green Beans & Bacon
Persian Green Beans & Rice (Lubia Polo)
Sautéed Green Beans with Hazelnut Crumbs
Sesame & Portobello Green Beans

Sicilian Green Bean & Fennel Salad (Cooking Light)
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Pork & Chilies
Sweet & Sour Green Beans
Thai Green Beans (Cooking Light)
Three Bean Salad Recipe
White Bean, Green Bean & Red Bell Pepper Salad