Author(s): Ghillie Basan
Start your culinary journey by discovering Kemia Salads. Kemia are small bites eaten at the start of a meal. Try recipes for Mini Fish Kefta with Saffron or a Carrot and Cumin Salad with Orange Flower Water. Next enjoy Soups, Breads Savoury Pastries. Try Rustic Tomato and Vegetable Soup with Ras-el-Hanout or Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Aniseed and Saffron, served with Moroccan Country Bread. Bake the Classic Chicken Pie with Cinnamon (B'Stilla); or little Pastries Filled with Spicy Minced Meat.A chapter on Tagines, K'dras Couscous features the popular Lamb Tagine with Almonds, Prunes and Apricots; Chicken Tagine with Preserved Lemons, Green Olives and Thyme; K'dras (stews), such as Chicken K'dras with Chickpeas, Raisins and Red Peppers, all served with buttery couscous. Grills, Pan-fries Roasts include Souk Kebabs with Roasted Cumin and Paprika; Baked Trout Stuffed with Dates; and Roast Duck with Honey, Pears and Figs.Delicious Vegetables, Side Dishes Preserves include Casablancan Stuffed Tomatoes and Honey-glazed Pumpkin with Spices. Finally, Sweet Snacks, Desserts Drinks brings treats such as Fresh Figs with Walnuts and Honey and Rose-flavoured Milk Pudding - all perfect served with Mint Tea.Throughout the book are essays on key aspects of Moroccan culinary culture, from The Olive and the Argan to The Souks, Spices and Sensual Flavours, that help to bring the food of this vibrant and exotic land to life.
Ghillie Basan has worked all over the world as a cookery writer, journalist, and restaurant critic. She is Cordon Bleu trained and has written a number of highly acclaimed books, including the bestselling Flavours of the Middle East and Tagines Couscous for Ryland Peters Small. She lives in the Scottish highlands.