6 Must-Try Moroccan Dishes

A visit to Marrakech is not complete until you’ve sampled at least a few of the delicious traditional Moroccan dishes served all over the Ochre City. Here are some of our favourite must-try Moroccan dishes.

6 Must-Try Moroccan Dishes

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B’ssara – The first of our must-try Moroccan dishes is B’ssara, a rich soup made from dried broad beans. Traditionally a breakfast dish, this scrumptious soup is usually topped with a sprinkling of cumin, a swirl of olive oil and served with oven-fresh bread.

Tagines – The tagine, a clay cooking pot with a conical lid, lends its name to a multitude of simply delicious traditional dishes (chicken, lamb, beef, fish and vegetable) as popular at top-notch restaurants as roadside cafes.

Fish Chermoula – Boasting long Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, Morocco has a wonderful range of mouth-watering fish dishes. One of these is Chermoula (a tasty marinade of spices and herbs, also used as a dipping sauce) into which fish is dipped before being grilled over hot coals.

Harira Soup – Traditionally a breakfast dish during Ramadan, harira is a soup rich with chickpeas, lentils, tomatoes and lamb or chicken. Finished off to yummy perfection with a little coriander and a dash of lemon juice, this wonderful soup is usually served with a chebakkiya, a kind of sweet, sticky pretzel.

Moroccan DishesMakouda – The street food in Marrakech is legendary, especially when served from stalls on the Place Jemaa el Fna, and Makouda - small deep-fried balls of potato dipped into a spicy harissa sauce – is one of the tastiest.

Zaalouk – Seasoned with cumin, garlic, paprika and a pinch of chilli powder, Zaalouk is a delicious smoked aubergine dip perfect as an accompaniment to vegetable dishes and with bread.

Cookery Courses

You can learn how to make many of these Moroccan dishes yourself by taking one of our cookery classes here at our hotel, Les Borjs. Book your stay and cookery class now.

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