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.
This is the set-up before our cooking lesson began.
This is me mixing up the spices with the chicken.
The chicken in the bowl ready to go into the tagine!
Chicken ready to cook.
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!
Mixing up the cucumbers!
Carrots and green peppers.
We also made semolina bread from scratch.
The bread baking.
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!