Moroccan Cuisine

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Moroccan cuisine is marvelous, and here you will find a large assortment of great Moroccan recipes.

If you travel to the Northwest region of Africa to Morocco, and are invited as a guest into a traditional Moroccan family household, there are a few respectful manners you should be aware of.

Upon your arrival, you will most likely be offered some drink and a meal. Do not refuse, even if you are not thirsty or hungry. That would be an insult to your hosts. Up to three cups of tea is acceptable, don’t ask for more, and only taken as offered. If you taste the tea and do not like the flavor, out of courtesy at least sip on the first cup offered.

And if you are being invited over for a meal, especially if it is around noon time, avoid eating anything for several hours before arriving. You will certainly be asked to take a meal with the family, and it will be a multi-course feast, that you would shame the hosts by not partaking with them, and by not eating a good portion, too.

Moroccan Cuisine

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Also, avoid staring for a long time at objects in the house that have special interest or intrigue to you. You will likely be offered to have it, as a gift. Devout Muslims that they are, they follow the Prophet’s admonition to avoid the “evil eye” – and any object that appears to be instilling the “evil eye” in a guest will probably be given to the guest to take away, so as to deter the sin of jealousy.

Okay, now that we have a few basic good manners rules to arrive by, let’s move on to the meal …

Moroccan Cuisine Family Meal Style


Please note: For your convenience, you can click on the recipes listed directly below and be taken directly to a page with just that one recipe on it, in printer-friendly format.

Here is the list, in alphabetical order:

Bstilla (Moroccan Pigeon Pie)

Couscous with Harvest Vegetables and Lamb

Lamb Kebabs with Golden Couscous

Meatballs with Aïoli and Arugula

Moroccan Chicken Casserole

Moroccan Lamb Stew

Moroccan Lamb Tagine


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