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How To Cook A Colorful Moroccan Feast At Home

Chef Doug Penfold shares recipes and advice for making his refined North African cuisine.


Sfinge With Pistachios And Saffron Honey Syrup

Put away thoughts of sweet North American doughnuts: Moroccan sfinge are made of a simple, yeast-risen dough, so it’s the toppings you sprinkle over their crisp exteriors that really make them shine. If you have your dough ready and can fry the sfinge at the end of your meal to…


Tagine Of La Kama Chicken With Apricots and Spinach

If you don’t have a tagine, the best alternative is a wide and shallow Dutch oven or sauté pan with a tight-fitting lid. And if you’re using an alternate pan, that pan can be used for the earlier frying steps. In his spice mix, Doug Penfold uses cubeb, or comet’s…


Roasted Beet Salad With Preserved Lemon and Cinnamon

This beet salad makes use of an ingredient that most people throw out — the inside pulp of a preserved lemon. Puréed in a mini food processor, it contains a lot of flavor that you can add to a marinade or dressing. Taste the pulp as you…


Carrot And Radish Salad

This simple Moroccan salad uses unpeeled carrots for the best flavor. Watch your timing carefully when you steam the carrots, as the tips will cook through before the thicker, stem ends. Look for orange blossom water in the Middle Eastern section of larger grocery stores.


Marrakech-Style Green Olives

Picholine or Lucques olives originate in France but are commonly used in Morocco to make olive oil. They are excellent cocktail olives but can be hard to find here. Any large green pitted olive can be substituted in this recipe.