Posts Tagged‘seafood’

Sayadieh Bil Samek - Fish Pilaf with Caramelized Onion 2

{Guest Post} Sayadieh Bil Samek from Heather at girlichef

Today, I’ve got another wonderful guest post from a #SundaySupper blogging friend. Heather of girlichef has graciously offered this delicious recipe! I am so thrilled that my blogging friends have stepped forward to help me out as we go through this big move. I am even more excited that many of them are cooking Moroccan and Middle Eastern food for the first time (and loving it!).  THAT really makes me smile!  I can’t wait to make this dish soon – you’ll want to make it tonight too!  Find more of Heather’s great recipes on her blog, connect with her on…

Casablanca Fish Tajine

الدار البيضاء Fish Tajine for #SundaySupper

This week’s Sunday Supper theme is awesome.  I’m so excited!  Everyone is sharing a movie inspired recipe. Even though I loathe it, I wonder if you can guess which movie I’ve chosen? Want to know a little insider secret? There’s no such place as Rick’s Cafe – never was.  Flocks of tourists visit Casablanca every year to find it, and they do find a Rick’s Cafe but it’s just a tourist trap. It’s interesting to watch this movie, knowing a bit of history surrounding the area during that time.  Casablanca was certainly an international city though it’s safe to say…

Belizean Fish Serre

Belizean Fish Serre for #WeekdaySupper

Two weeks ago we were standing in the middle of the Belizean Jungle. Out the window today?  Kind of depressing isn’t it? We had the most amazing vacation and I completely fell in love with the Caribbean and Central America.  Like, head over heels in love. My only complaint was that we just didn’t have enough time! Today I’m sharing a Belizean seafood recipe for #WeekdaySupper.  What is #WeekdaySupper you ask? You’ve seen me participating in #SundaySupper for months now, but the Sunday team is also taking turns hosting a recipe each day.  We’ll share a recipe each weekday to…

garlic shrimp bruschetta

Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta for Your Valentine #SundaySupper

                    Thursday is Valentine’s Day, an (in my opinion) over-hyped, commercialized holiday – at least where we live. you might be wondering why in the world I’m blogging about this then. I think that any opportunity we have to show the ones we love our appreciation we should do it.  In my life, that means cooking a meal loaded with love. There is one appetizer that I know will always put a smile on MarocBaba’s face.  It’s so simple and sometimes I wonder why I don’t make it more often. Then…

Crab Louie

The Crab Confessional with Crab Louie

Growing up we didn’t eat much seafood – I’ll attribute that to living at least a thousand miles from any salt water. As I began to travel more and become more adventurous with food I tried crab legs and fell in love.  I even pulled my husband onto the same crab loving boat with me.  Living on the East Coast, just a short drive from the Chesapeake Bay we were able to buy crab extremely cheap.  It no longer was a luxury but became common in our diets.  When we went to Morocco last fall and visited the fishing town…

Moroccan Fried Fish

Moroccan Fried Fish Dinner

A rite of passage when growing up in Wisconsin is attending the fish fry.  Traditionally these were held Friday nights during Lent. But, just about any supper club or family style restaurant has a Friday fish fry.  Dressing up and going out to dinner with grandparents Friday night was a BIG deal!  Interestingly enough Moroccans also enjoy fried fish! But instead of the crusty beer battered variety I grew up with the Moroccan version is loaded with spices. I pan fry this version and prefer to make it during summer months so that the windows and doors can be open.…

Corn Couscous and Shrimp

Corn Couscous with Spicy Shrimp and Peas

I first heard about corn grit couscous from Paula Wolfert (trust me she’s my catalyst to so many uncovered corners of Moroccan cooking).  I was apprehensive.  I was puzzled. I really didn’t think it would be good – at all. The image I have of grits is a gooey sticky mess with some butter and salt and pepper, certainly not the fluffy tender consistency I associate with a good couscous. But, we can’t eat regular couscous anymore because it’s made of wheat. I surrendered to my fear of lumpy corn grits and trusted that this would turn out.  It did.…

Grilling Lunch in Essaouira

The first time I went to Essaouira I had only been in the physical presence of my then-fiance 5 days.  It was on my second trip to Morocco (the first having been when we met).  It was in March and I was on spring break from college.  I remember the weather being cold as the city sits on the Atlantic ocean.  I also remember there was no way I was eating fish or seafood, although he told me that was why people went to Essaouira.  Not this girl.  Fast forward six years and my affection for seafood has grown leaps…