Do you have someone like this in your life? Maybe a friend, a mother, or a grandmother? Someone who cooks with “a pinch of that” and “a drizzle of this.” You love the mouthwatering dish that they made, but when you ask them for a recipe, you can never figure out how to copy it exactly like the original.
For me, it’s my grandmother. When I call my grandmother up for a recipe it is very difficult for her to give me any type of measurements or directions. She’s always saying, “It just has to feel right!”
However, this week, you are in luck! We found authentic Moroccan dishes that have all the recipes and step-by-steps completely written out, so you can make them at home for Shabbat!
Moroccan Fish by Sina Mizrahi
An authentic Moroccan Shabbat fish dish that you can find at almost any Moroccan Sephardic Shabbat table. This simple version doesn’t have too many ingredients, and you can adjust the amount of heat to your taste.
Moroccan Fiery Olives (Zeitoon Al Had) by Gil Marks
Cured olives are a ubiquitous accompaniment at Middle Eastern meals; they are frequently marinated in various aromatics to acquire layers of flavor. These olives are spiced in a traditional Moroccan style, with a kick from hot chilies.
Moroccan Chicken by Naomi Nachman
Seriously, this chicken is crazy good!!! There is something really special in the flavor profile of Moroccan cuisine, and we guarantee this chicken will become a new family favorite in your home.
Moroccan Lentil Stew by Chayie Schlisselfeld
This hearty stew is full of healthy lentils, chickpeas, vegetables, and meat. It’s guaranteed to warm you up on a chilly night. Put it up early and serve it piping hot on Friday night.
Moroccan Spiced Carrot Salad by Shana Balkin
The Middle-Eastern flavors and vibrant colors in this nutrition-packed salad are sure to impress. Bonus: the beautifully delicate carrot ribbons are so simple to create with everyday tools you already have at home.
Melt-Away Moroccan Cinnamon Cookies by Ruth Fox and Vicky Cohen
These cookies are extremely easy to prepare and practically foolproof—perfect for anyone who has trouble baking! Delightful to serve with Turkish coffee or espresso.