Posts Tagged‘seafood’

The Infamous Shrimp Pizza

A favorite outing for MarocBaba and I when in Morocco has always being going for pizza.  Believe it or not Moroccan pizza is really very good.  My first choice is always the pepperoni (because it’s halal) or the margherita dotted with Moroccan black olives.  MarocBaba however prefers his pizza to include seafood…like shrimp or anchovies.  Boy was that a surprise.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned before I was not a seafood fan before marriage.  I now like a lot of different kinds of seafood however shrimp on my pizza is not something I’ve been able to enjoy.  That doesn’t mean I…

Citrus Grilled Salmon

Whew!!  This was one of the longest weeks I’ve had in a long time.  Generally I only work part-time at my day job however we had a big fundraising event this week (of which I am in charge) and frankly I barely had time to sleep and eat.  I believe I punched about 50 hours in a little over 4 days.  The good news is that things went great!  I’ll be sharing some pictures on here because the event was literature based around books.  It was a lot of fun! We’re down to under two weeks before our big vacation…

Moroccan-style Shrimp Briouats

Today I have a new recipe for you along with meal ideas for tomorrow.  I’ve done a lot of prep work ahead of Ramadan as I had a kid-less weekend (makes cooking in large quantities much easier), as well as the help of a good friend!  I like to have breads and treats ready for use throughout the month before Ramadan begins.  I also try to make several different types of appetizer size food for iftars ready and in the freezer. Today I’m sharing my recipe for seafood briouats.  There are many types of briouats in Morocco – this one…

Fish with Charmoula

Oven Baked Fish with Charmoula

  So how hot is it by you?  It’s scorching here – the heat index soared above 100F today and sweat beads were dripping off my face anytime I set foot outside.  It’s safe to say I’m not cooking in the house.  Why you might ask…we don’t have central air.  So today’s recipe is one from my archives.  I’ve got 5 weeks of posts coming up that have been planned and are being tweaked as we speak so there is going to be a lot of new things coming your way!  If you’re getting ready for Ramadan I encourage you…

tuna tajine

Tajine of Tuna and Shrimp

After my successful attempt at using my charcoal grill to cook a tajine I’ve played around with a few more recipes.  I’m not a huge fish lover but we had purchased a very nice cut of tuna at the market and had some shrimp in the freezer when I put this tajine together.  This might not be for everyone, as tuna is generally served partially raw.  This recipe completely cooks the fish in the tajine and the flavor might not be one that is typical for tuna.  It’s worth a shot though!  I would have loved it if it would…

Fast and Easy Paella

When I was looking for a fast dinner the other night I came across a box of Rice a Roni Spanish rice in the cupboard and thought it would be a good start to a quick paella-esque dish.  I didn’t know it until recently that paella is made in Moroco, often in the north and the coast but makes it way into southern kitchens as well.  I don’t add a lot of misc. seafood becuase I don’t like it but you certainly could!!   Ingredients: 1 box of Rice a Roni Spanish rice 1 cup frozen peas handful of pre…

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…