If you are a lover of good food, Morocco is the best travel destination for you. Morocco ranks in the top countries with the best cuisines dishes with colourful flavouring and seasoning. Moroccan foods are influenced by Berber, Jewish, Arab, and French cultures. Here is a list of Moroccan dishes you must try out.
This tasty dish a traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised with spices, garlic, onion, olives, and preserved lemons. Chicken tagine is best served with Cous Cous, or any other traditional Moroccan dish.
Chermoula with Fish
Morocco boasts of a rich array of fish dishes, Morocco is a place for seafood and all types of fishes. Made from Purée toasted seeds, garlic, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, paprika, salt, and red pepper, chermoula is traditionally used as a marinade for grilled fish. If the Chermoula sauce is thick, you can just spread it over the fish with a spatula, like a rub, and let the fish marinate. It is unbelievably delicious and easy.
Also known as the Ramadan cookie, Chebakia is a pastry of Moroccan origin made of strips of dough rolled in the shape of a rose. The cookies are fried until golden brown, coated in syrup or honey, and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Chebakia’s chewy, crunchy texture makes it a favourite throughout the year but it is most often enjoyed during Ramadan.
Cous Cous Moroccan dishes
Couscous is often eaten in Morocco on Fridays. It is made of fine wheat pasta traditionally rolled by hand. It is steamed over a stew of meat and vegetables. In this dish, chicken is buried under a pile of steamed vegetables surrounded by the yellow grain. Cous Cous is typically served with meat or vegetable stew.
This one stands out from the crowd for being a unique Moroccan dish and very much loved throughout the country. The main ingredients are chickpeas and lentils with tomatoes and seasonings as a base while the stock is usually made with beef or lamb. During the holy month of Ramadan, the fast is broken at sunset each day with a steaming bowl of harira soup.
This very special pie represents the pinnacle of exquisite Fez cuisine. This sweet and savoury thin pastry is stuffed with either chicken or pigeon meat and is spiced with cinnamon. But, here chicken is cooked with saffron, ginger, pepper, and cinnamon, then layered within crispy warqa pastry with a herb-laden omelette and fried almonds scented with orange flower water.
Are you on the meaty side? This one’s for you. Brochettes are essentially meat skewers; the dish takes its name from the French word for the skewer. Chunks of lamb, liver, lamb sausage, chicken, or fish are speared and grilled, commonly served still on the sticks.
M’hanncha Moroccan dishes
Also known as the snake cake, this almond-paste sweet is always part of the menu. M’hancha is shaped into small, individual-sized coils, or simply prepared as small stick-like lengths of wrapped almond paste and garnished cinnamon, orange blossom water. The pastry can be decorated with a dusting of powdered sugar, or it may be given a brushing of warm honey.
Eating good food while travelling is always a good idea, you get to savour and experience different cultures through their food. For the best experience and well-planned travel package to Morocco, contact us at Tramango. We offer services for visa, accommodation booking, flight tickets and of course reservation to the best restaurants to enjoy these flawless Moroccan dishes.