Moroccan food

Stock Photography By Heather Farish

A fascinating mixture of spices, use of traditional cooking techniques such as tagines and the mixture of savoury and sweet have made Moroccan food not only a taste sensation in Morocco but it has spread throughout the world. Couscous, tagine and the enigmatic pastilla remain highlights of any visit to Morocco.

Food stall at the Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh
Food stall at the Djemaa el-Fna
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Mishwi-traditionally cooked Moroccan lamb
Mishwi-traditionally cooked
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Citrus fruit at juice stand
Citrus fruit at juice stand
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Moroccan olives
Moroccan olives
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Orange juice at Hotel Continental in Tangier
Orange juice at Hotel
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A fresh fish stall
A fresh fish stall
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Vegetarian food
Vegetarian food
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Spice cones
Spice cones
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Piles of olives for sale
Piles of olives for sale
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Raisin and onion tagine
Raisin and onion tagine
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Freshly grilled fish
Freshly grilled fish
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Tagines ready to serve
Tagines ready to serve
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Roasting red peppers on gas burners
Roasting red peppers on gas
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Spice cones
Spice cones
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Plate of seafood topped with prawns
Plate of seafood topped with
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Harira - a Moroccan soup
Harira - a Moroccan soup
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Apricot Tagine
Apricot Tagine
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Moroccan entree
Moroccan entree
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Fresh ocean fish for sale
Fresh ocean fish for sale
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Moroccan teapot on table
Moroccan teapot on table
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Berber playing music
Berber playing music
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Chicken tagine with pink olives
Chicken tagine with pink olives
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Sardines cherhougo a la Planche
Sardines cherhougo a la Planche
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Food stall at the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh
Food stall at the Djemaa
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Mandarin on a tree
Mandarin on a tree
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Strings of dried figs
Strings of dried figs
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1. Food stall at the Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakesh. One of the big attractions of Marrakesh, Morocco is the Djemaa el-Fna or main square where more than fifty food carts roll out each evening, such as this one. During the day, juice stands and dried fruit stalls border the square.

2. Mishwi-traditionally cooked Moroccan lamb. At the head of the Mizane Valley is Imlil, the most popular stepping off point for hiking in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. It is surrounded by Berber villages, and in one of these this mishwe, a whole sheep, was slow-cooked in a clay oven.

3. Citrus fruit at juice stand. One of the big attractions of Marrakesh, Morocco is the Djemaa el-Fna or main square where more than fifty food carts roll out each evening. During the day, juice stands such as this one and dried fruit stalls border the square.

4. Moroccan olives. Much of the Moroccan countryside, especially around Marrakesh, is dotted with groves of olives. They are used both for oil and eaten whole such as these shown here in Essaouira.

5. Orange juice at Hotel Continental in Tangier. Hotel Continental is an atmospheric hotel that overlooks the port in Tangier. It was the first hotel in Tangier. It is great to sit out on the balcony with a drink and look out over the port.

6. A fresh fish stall. Essaouira is a small coastal town in Morocco. Inside the medina surrounded by fortified walls are a series of narrow streets flanked by white buildings with sapphire blue trim and lots of small shops selling all types of goods. Just outside is a small fishing boat harbour whose catch provides a tasty lunch at the fish stalls.

7. Vegetarian food. Earth Cafe is a vegetarian cafe in the Marrakesh medina. It uses organic products grown on the owner's farm with the menu featuring the products that are in season. Cafe Earth provides an alternative from the usually meat-laden menus in Morocco.

8. Spice cones. Spices are everywhere in Morocco. Here in the medina in Marrakesh, as in others places in the country, the spices are piled high to form pointed cones.

9. Piles of olives for sale. Essaouira is a small coastal town in Morocco. Inside the medina surrounded by fortified walls are a series of narrow streets flanked by white buildings with sapphire blue trim and lots of small shops selling all types of goods. Just outside is a small fishing boat harbour whose catch provides a tasty lunch at the fish stalls.

10. Raisin and onion tagine. Essaouira is a small coastal town in Morocco. Inside the medina surrounded by fortified walls are a series of narrow streets flanked by white buildings with sapphire blue trim and lots of small shops selling all types of goods. There are many restaurants and cafes as well.

11. Freshly grilled fish. One of the attractions in Essaouira, Morocco is the fresh fish stalls where you get a tray select from the vast array of fresh seafood, then it is grilled for you immediately and served at outdoor tables with Moroccan salad and bread.

12. Tagines ready to serve. Ouarzazate is the stepping off point to Morocco's Sahara Desert and the spectacular dunes and landscapes it contains.

13. Roasting red peppers on gas burners. Here are some red peppers or capsicum roasting on a gas burner to make the skins removable. This is a step in cooking some Moroccan food, this was for stuffed squid. It was part of a cooking class undertaken with Fes Cooking, where the cooking and then eating was done in a Fes riad after shopping at the local markets.

14. Spice cones. Essaouira is a small coastal town in Morocco. Inside the medina surrounded by fortified walls are a series of narrow streets flanked by white buildings with sapphire blue trim and lots of small shops selling all types of goods.

15. Plate of seafood topped with prawns. Agadir is Morocco's main beach resort. It has a long crescent-shaped beach with golden sands and lots of sunshine. Other attractions in Agadir are the fort, the fish market, the port and visits to other nearby beaches.

16. Harira - a Moroccan soup. This Harira, a Moroccan soup was made as part of a cooking class undertaken with Fes Cooking, where the cooking and then eating was done in a Fes riad after shopping at the local markets.

17. Apricot Tagine. Tagine is a traditional Moroccan dish, a Moroccan version of a stew. This apricot tagine was served at Riad Azama, Azemmour.

18. Moroccan entree. Entree at L'Agence restaurant in Taroudant. It combines cold salads with hummous, zaalouk and tapenade.

19. Fresh ocean fish for sale. Agadir is Morocco's main beach resort. It has a long crescent-shaped beach with golden sands and lots of sunshine. Other attractions in Agadir are the fort, the fish market, the port and visits to other nearby beaches.

20. Moroccan teapot on table. This pot of traditional mint tea is on the rooftop terrace of Riad Azama, a restored 19th century house with a central courtyard, wood ceiling and carved plasterwork located in Azemmour, Morocco.

21. Berber playing music. At Kasbah Amerdihl in the High Atlas Mountain foothills at Skoura, the Berber caretaker served mint tea then proceeded to entertain everyone with the playing of some traditional music.

22. Chicken tagine with pink olives. This chicken tagine was served in a restaurant near the Moulay Ismail mausoleum in Meknes.

23. Sardines cherhougo a la Planche. Main course of sardines at Les Passengers de Tanger Restaurant that overlooks the Grand Socco at the edge of the medina in Tangier. The sardines were served sandwiched together with pesto.

24. Food stall at the Djemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh. One of the big attractions of Marrakesh, Morocco is the Djemaa el-Fna or main square where more than fifty food carts roll out each evening to set up food stalls like this one.

25. Mandarin on a tree. A luscious looking mandarin hanging on a tree.

26. Strings of dried figs. Strings of dried figs in the Marrakesh medina.

 

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