Saffron Couscous

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed2 tablespoons olive oil1 1/2 cups uncooked couscous1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper1/3 cup chopped green onion tops Directions: Bring broth to a simmer in a small saucepan. Add saffron, stirring to dissolve. Cover and keep warm.Heat...

Moroccan Tea

Ingredients: 4 teaspoons green tea1/2 cup sugar1 1/4 cups firmly packed chopped mint leaves1/8 cup dried orange blossoms (optional) or 1/2 teaspoon orange blossom water4 cups boiling water Directions: Cover stuff with boiling water.Let sit 5 minutes. Servings: 4 Time preparation: 2 min. Time total: 7 min. Favorite...

Bissara (Fava Bean Puree)

Ingredients: 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans fava beans2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped1/4 cup vegetable broth or 1/4 cup water2 tablespoons olive oil1 1/4-1 1/2 teaspoons cumin1 1/4 teaspoons paprika ( I like smoked best)1/4-3/4 teaspoon cayenne1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)4 -6 tablespoons olive oil (optional)1 lemons, cut into wedges Directions: Thoroughly rinse and...

Moroccan Peaches

Ingredients: 8 large peaches, ripe3 tablespoons superfine sugar8 teaspoons rose waterfresh mint leaves, to decorate Directions: Peel the peaches (dip them in boiling water for a few seconds if the skin is reluctant to come away easily); cut each one in half round the circumference, then twist the halves apart and remove the stones.Slice...

Moroccan Cake (Le Russe)

Ingredients: 6 egg whites, at room temperature1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar1 1/4 cups superfine sugar1 1/3 cups hazelnuts, toasted and peeled3 tablespoons superfine sugar7 ounces good-quality semisweet chocolate, broken into pieces1/4 cup brewed coffee (optional)1 tablespoon brandy or 1 tablespoon rum3 cups heavy whipping cream Directions: Preheat the oven to 300?F (150...

Moroccan Bread Salad

Ingredients: 2 green peppers, grilled and peeled125 g ciabatta, half the crust removed300 g cherry tomatoes, halved4 tablespoons fresh coriander leaves (optional)2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (optional)120 g black olives (optional)sea saltblack pepper1 garlic cloves, crushed to a paste with salt1 teaspoon lightly pan-roasted cumin seeds, roughly ground1 tablespoon sweet red wine...

Beef Tagine (using Prune Juice) and Couscous

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon ground ginger1 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground allspice1 pinch ground cloves1 1/2 lbs lean braising steak, chuck or blade,cut into chunks ( 700 gm)1 onions, sliced1 clove garlic, crushed1 tablespoon olive oil1 grated lemons, juice and rind of2 tablespoons honey1 cup prune juice ( 8 fl oz, 250ml)1 teaspoon harissa or...

Beetroot and Walnut Salad

Ingredients: 250 g beetroots1 Spanish onions, grated2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped60 ml extra virgin olive oil60 ml walnut oil40 ml lemon juicesalt and pepper1/2 cup walnuts, lightly roasted and chopped2 tablespoons rose water Directions: Steam or boil beetroot until tender.Rub skin gently to peel, then cut into small dice size...

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

Ingredients: 1 cup dried garbanzo beans, washed and picked over ( 1/2 pound or use equivalent amount of canned chickpeas)1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper1/4 teaspoon powdered saffron1/4 teaspoon turmeric1/4 teaspoon ground ginger or 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger1 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 cup grated onions1 tablespoon tomato paste ( I use...