Course: North African Food

Zanzibar Curry Powder Spice Mix

I researched this spice mix high and low, and I couldn’t find a “recipe” for this wonderful flavoring. So I took the ingredients I found which crossed over from other ready made mixes, and created my own. I must say, this is really good! We tried it on grilled...

Spicy Zanzibar Pilau Rice

Spicy Zanzibar Pilau Rice This recipe is close to the authentically spicy Pilau Rice which is similar to a biryani, an Indian-inspired dish from Zanzibar. There are many similar dishes throughout Africa, but this one is different in that it is heavy on the cloves. Afterall, the island of...

Moroccan Mint Tea

Moroccan Mint Tea is a soothing blend of loose leaf green tea and mint, usually fresh. This tea is made with an interesting tea made from Gunpowder tea, which are hand rolled tea leaves.  It’s really cool to watch them unfurl while they steep. Mix them with Spearmint Tea...

Moroccan Pancakes

These pancakes sound so fancy, but they are really very simple to make. They are totally make ahead, so they’re great for a holiday breakfast, a sleepover, or just when you want a Sunday morning treat. They are great with coffee or a nice strong cup of tea. Print...

Lamb Tagine

Lamb tagine can be made in a Dutch Oven if you don’t have a tagine. The tagine is great for presentation, but the stew cooks just the same in a Dutch Oven. This is one of Morocco’s famous dishes known throughout the world. It has the delicious aroma of...

Chicken Tagine with Lemon and Olives

This is a classic Moroccan dish. Serve this to friends and really impress them with your spice skills! This dish should even appeal to the kids, it’s spicy, but not hot spicy. Make it a party and serve a Moroccan dessert such as Orange Cake, and Mint Tea. Print...

Moroccan Orange Cake

This orange cake is a great end to an exotic Moroccan meal. It’s easy to make, just one bowl! If your oranges are really sweet, you can use just one cup of sugar. If you’d like to make it vegan, substitute the eggs with 2 tbsp ground flax seeds,...

Moroccan Spice Rub

This rub is delicious sprinkled on any meat before you grill it. Add some salt to the mix and maybe some brown sugar to help the meat to caramalize while it’s grilling. Otherwise, use this in tagines and casseroles to give any dish an exotic flair Print Recipe Moroccan...

Basbousa (Semolina Cake)

I had no idea how this cake would be because I’d never used Rose Water before, but it was really good! I modified a couple things, like the amount of sugar syrup and sugar in that because it seemed pretty overwhelming to me with the amounts that I was...

Koshari

Koshari is a traditional Egyptian staple, mixing chick peas, pasta, fried onions, and zesty tomato sauce, served on top a bed of rice and brown lentils! This dish is flavor packed and carb heavy! It's a bit time consuming to make as there are many parts, but some can...
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