Moroccan Dinner Party Menu

Transport yourself to the souks of Morocco with these aromatic dishes.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Most of the ingredients in these recipes can be found in your local market, or online. If you reside in New York City, the 16 area Food Emporium markets are offering a "Taste of Morocco," featuring a variety of authentic Moroccan foods, including Cartier Preserved Lemons, Moroccan Gourmet Harissa, Phenicia Argan Oil, Société Impériale des Thés Moroccan Mint Tea, and more, all available for purchase.

 

To Start:

Mixed Olives with Harissa and Preserved Lemon

From MyRecipes.com

An easy cocktail nibble to serve before dinner.

 

Roasted Eggplant and Yogurt Dip

From Chocolate and Zucchini

Quintessentially Moroccan, roasted eggplant is combined with yogurt in this delicious dip, perfect for serving with pita chips.

 

Moroccan Carrot Soup

From Epicurious.com

A basic soup that is transformed into a flavorful dish, thanks to cumin, a signature Moroccan spice, and yogurt.

 

 

Main Dish:

Kumquat Lamb Tagine

From No Recipes

An unusual variation of the classic Moroccan braised dish with the orange flavor of kumquats.

 

 

Side Dishes:

Moroccan Couscous and Chickpea Salad

From The Other Side of Fifty

A hearty side dish that complements the lamb dish, but can also stand on its own for a vegetarian alternative.

 

Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad

From Vegetable Husband

The sweetness of the sweet potatoes perfectly mellows the Moroccan spices in this hearty side dish.

 

 

Desserts:

Almond and Sesame Cookies

From Dinners and Dreams

A tiny Moroccan sweet that pairs perfectly with mint tea at the end of the meal.

 

Moroccan Tea Biscuits

From Gourmet

A crunchy biscotti-like cookie, traditionally known as fekkas, scented with anise and orange water.

 

Moroccan Mint Tea

From Maud Newton

Technically an infusion, this warming beverage is good for your digestion after a filling meal.