Posts Tagged‘Appetizers’

Carrot Sweet Potato Dip

Carrot and Sweet Potato Dip

Have you heard of the Bombies?  Every year Morocco Blogs hosts the bombies for the best blogs in, about or relating to Morocco.  I was nominated for best Moroccan food blog and couldn’t be more excited!   Voting is open for a month and it would mean a lot to me if you would stop by and vote for Maroc Mama.  You can vote everyday if you want!  There are a lot of other great Morocco blogs listed and I encourage you to check them out for more inspiration and ideas relating to Morocco.   Today’s challenge is for a…

Italian Spice French Fries

Don’t let this picture fool you (it’s pretty low quality!)  These were some of the best french fries I’ve made in a long time.  It’s so worth the extra time to actually make them from real potatoes than frozen.  You can easily change the spices used in this to create “asian” fries “southwestern” fries or even “Moroccan” fries!  Just change the spices accordingly.  Ingredients:3 large Russet potatoes cut into strips3 tbsp olive oil1 1/2 tbsp crushed garlic1/2 tsp pepper1 tsp sea salt1 tsp chopped basilDirectionsIn a large bowl add the olive oil and spices, combine well.  Add in the french…

olive tapenade pinwheels

Olive Tapenade Pinwheels

Happy New Year’s Eve to all of you!  I came up with this recipe out of the blue one day when I was having people over.  I love the little pinwheel sandwiches but usually they have either a) bacon or b) ham in them.  Neither of which I eat.  This however is a fast and easy appetizer that really could have a million different combinations and is the perfect New Year’s Eve appetizer. Ingredients: 2 packages of Pillsbury Croissant sheet dough (you can use regular croissant dough or you could use puff pastry) 1 can of pitted black olives 1…

Cheese Briouats

It would be highly unlikely to find this recipe on a table in Morocco.  It’s origins are in the Middle East, mostly Turkey or Greece where there is plenty of cheese consumed!   This is a fast and easy appetizer or great accompaniment to a big bowl of soup.  As the weather here turns cooler I am looking forward to lots of soups. Ingredients 1 package of filo dough (I love this one).  8 oz Greek Feta 8 oz shredded mozzerella 2 eggs beaten 1 tsp crushed garlic 1/2 tsp pepper melted butter to brush between layers 1 egg yolk beaten…

Meatless Monday: Greek Cheese Pie

When I was 16 I got my first passport and I  loved it!  I think I loved the passport more than the actual trip I was going to take!  It was exciting just to think of the places that little blue book could (and would) take me. My amazing parents let me go with a high school group to Greece for 2 weeks in the summer.  Boarding that first international flight, clenching my blue passport was such a rush.  I loved everything about that first trip and knew that it would never be my last.   That trip was also…

A Train and a Tale of Olives

     In 2008 my husband and I went back to Morocco, the first time since we had been married with our then 1 year old son.  I had desperately missed Morocco and all of the things that I had grown to love and associated with that magical place.  We were able to have a Moroccan wedding party and aqeeka (this is like the Muslim version of a baptism party) for our son.  One of the things that we had to do while we were there was to try and register our American marriage and get our son’s birth registered.…

Seafood Briouats

Seafood Briouats

I am not a seafood fan, at least I wasn’t a seafood fan. I have a very good friend who is from Casablanca and last year for Ramadan she made briouats with shrimp and fish. I turned up my nose at first but after eating one I was hooked. So as I began to prepare for this year I knew I had to make some of these tasty appetizers! Ingredients 1 package of wonton wrappers 1 cup vermicelli noodles two large handfuls pre-cooked shrimp 1-2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp each salt and pepper 1/2 tsp cumin…