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Moroccan Stuffed Spleen Recipe – Tihane or Rate Farcie

This traditional Moroccan recipe for stuffed spleen is regarded as a delicacy by Moroccan offal lovers. A tasty filling of seasoned ground beef or lamb is mixed with rice and stuffed into a calf spleen, which is then roasted and served by the slice. Leftovers can be frozen for later serving.

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Moroccan Cabbage Tagine with Preserved Lemon and Olives

My mother-in-law introduced me to this surprisingly tasty Moroccan Cabbage Tagine many years ago, and her delicious stewed cabbage recipe has remained in my cooking repertoire ever since. The cabbage is coarsely chopped into strips then stewed with lamb or beef in a zesty broth seasoned with ginger, paprika and cumin. Saffron is optional, but …

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Classic Moroccan Fish Tagine with Chermoula and Vegetables

This recipe for Moroccan Fish Tagine with Chermoula and Vegetables is one of the most popular ways to prepare fresh fish in Morocco. First the fish is marinated in a zesty herb and spice mixture called chermoula, then it’s layered with potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and green peppers in a tagine for slow braising. Traditionally tagines …

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Moroccan Meloui Recipe – Round Laminated Moroccan Pancakes or Crepes

Moroccan meloui or malawi (plural) takes its name from the Moroccan Arabic word for “rolled.” This is an apt description since indeed these laminated Moroccan pancakes—or “crepes” as some call them—are shaped into a coil or roll before they’re flattened and cooked stove top. If prepared properly, cooked meloui retain the essence of that rolled effect and can …

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Sellou Recipe – Sfouf or Zmita

Moroccan sellou, also called sfouf or less commonly zmita, is a rich, nutty confection of ground fried almonds, ground toasted unhulled sesame seeds, and browned flour. Flavored with cinnamon and anise and sweetened with honey or sugar, sellou might be presented as a powdery, decorated cone; as a rounded, molded mound; or as compact bite-sized balls …

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