Morocco

At the end of May, I went to Morocco with my family. It was such an amazing trip! I had a wonderful time and I really enjoyed getting to spend some time with my family. One of the highlights of my trip to Morocco was getting to take a Moroccan cooking class and learning how to make some Moroccan cuisine.

In Morocco, we ate a lot of tagine, which is a stew-like dish that is cooked in a ceramic cone-shaped pot. We made chicken tagine with preserved lemons and olives. Preserved lemons are just lemons and salt sealed in a jar for three months. Our instructor, who is also the restaurant chef where we took the class, said that she preserves lemons every day because she uses them so much.

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This is the set-up before our cooking lesson began.

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This is me mixing up the spices with the chicken.

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The chicken in the bowl ready to go into the tagine!

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Chicken ready to cook.

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Adding in the olives for the last 10 minutes.

We also made some Moroccan salads, which were cooked veggies in a marinade of oil, vinegar, and spices. They are delicious!

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Mixing up the cucumbers!

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Carrots and green peppers.

We also made semolina bread from scratch.

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Doughy hands!

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The bread baking.

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Finished bread!

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Our final place setting.

Lunch was delicious and even more satisfying knowing that we made it ourselves! Let me know if you would be interested in the recipes- I do have them. I believe you can replicate tagine in a slow-cooker, although I haven’t tried yet.

All in all, it was a great trip and a fantastic cooking experience!

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