Eating in Morocco is not only quite cheap, but it is also a good experience to enjoy new flavors, smells, and colors. There are several exquisite traditional sweet and salty dishes that you cannot stop trying if you are going to travel to the country.
The main dishes of Moroccan food are made up of couscous, meat and vegetable stews prepared in curry and different spices. Most of the dishes stand out for their rich flavor and great aroma, largely due to spices such as ginger, parsley, coriander, paprika, curry, cumin and cloves.
Cooking with oil, olives and pickles is usually always present in Moroccan food.
WHAT TO EAT IN MOROCCO
What to have for breakfast in Morocco
The Moroccan breakfast contemplates ingredients that are quite familiar to us such as cheese, butter, jam, honey or olive oil. In addition to those items that are familiar to us, they also add the Harcha to all breakfasts.
It is a roll made of wheat semolina very characteristic of the Ramadan season and also a fundamental element in breakfasts and snacks. You can accompany it with whatever you want, the most characteristic is fresh goat cheese, honey and fruit jam. Fig jam is very common and delicious.
Personally the Harcha reminds me of a pancake or pancake, a little thicker. Like a white cookie. And they are usually very sweet.
What to eat in Morocco
When it's time for lunch or dinner here, the offer is varied and if you travel the country you will find some differences between the north and the south.
"Cous-cous": From the Berber "seksū or kseksū", which means "round", it is a fundamental food of Arab cuisine made from wheat semolina. Generally, it is always accompanied by vegetables and you can also add meat (chicken or beef). It is served in a clay container that receives the name of "Tajine". A very tasty dish that should always be eaten hot. Its cold variant is called "Tabouleh" (from the Arabic abboulah) and is typical of Lebanon, although it can also be easily found in Morocco, it is not typical of the area.
"Tajine": You can make almost anything, although the most typical are chicken, beef, lamb, "Kefta" (minced meat) and even fish, although the option with fish is more recommended in coastal areas such as Asilah since the fish will be fresher.
It is a stew cooked over a very slow heat in this large-diameter, shallow-bottomed clay dish that is characterized by its conical lid. This lid maintains the heat before and after cooking, the steam condenses on the top and falls back on the food, preventing it from drying out while cooking.
“Kebab” or in its Turkish variant “Sis Kebap”.
The traditional meat of the Kebab is lamb but depending on local tastes and religious prohibitions you can find a multitude of variants such as chicken, beef, fish and even pork. In Morocco, you will not find the option of pork, due to their religion. The marinade is the secret to these tasty kebabs and is usually made from cumin, ground black pepper, ginger, paprika, turmeric and saffron.
Later, add garlic, chopped coriander, onion, parsley, lemon juice, salt and oil. They can be accompanied by rice, salad or a simple cous-cous and even grilled vegetables.
Pastela Marroquí is a delicious puff pastry starter made with filo pastry and stuffed with caramelized onion, pigeon meat or chicken (although in coastal areas it is also made with fish), parsley and almonds, sprinkled with icing sugar and cinnamon.
A curious and delicious dish with sweet, salty and special aromas that is eaten mainly at party times.
If you have a sweet tooth, you are in luck, Moroccans have a wide variety of pastries that they usually accompany with tea after meals or at breakfast, all of them addictive and with a high caloric content. Some of the most typical are "Krichlat", "Faqqas", "Malawi" and "Kaab Ghzal", with a base of wheat flour, sugar or honey and nuts.
For the classics there is the option of toast with virgin olive oil, butter, jam, cheese or honey.
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