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Last year for Mimouna I wrote a general post, introducing many of you to this unique Moroccan holiday. Whether you’re Jewish or not, Mimouna is a great festival to share with family and friends.
This year the holiday is on April 2nd. So get your wheat flour ready to celebrate!
Mimouna, like many Moroccan holidays, is a religious celebration to mark the end of a time of abstaining with what else but amazingly delicious food.
In honor of Mimouna this year, here are some links to a few traditional Mimouna dishes for your celebration.image and recipe credit to Marrakech Emma
Some of the other foods that make up the Mimouna table include;
- a white almond nougat called “zabane”,
- dates stuffed with marzipan,
- fried raisins decorated with nuts and/or currant preserves called “mrouziya”,
- a jam made from oranges, grapefruit, carrots, turnips, and beets known as “mazun”,
- m’hamsa (also known as Israeli) couscous served in butter and milk called “berkouksh”
- Moroccan salads like za’alook
- butter wafers
- mint tea
To be perfectly honest I found it terribly difficult to find recipes for foods other than Moufleta. I’m not sure why, as there are quite a few Moroccan Jewish blogs. I did find some of thse recipes shared on a Yahoo group – feel free to test them out! Next year for the holiday I’m going to try my hand and re-creating these foods and sharing recipes.
Two of my favorite Moroccan Jewish blogs for inspiration;
Read more about Mimouna;
Most importantly do you have a Mimouna story or recipe to share? Please leave it in the comments!