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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Moroccan Fish Stew #Food Bloggers Around the World

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moroccan fish stew


Moroccan food is very hot right now in the US... I was told by a food blogger in Australia that is really popular there too... I'm not surprised; genuine Mediterranean cuisines have been riding the wave of fresh and clean cooking for the last few years. Moroccan cooking has all of the freshness of other Mediterranean styles of cooking with the added exotic pinch of African and dash of Indian flavoring that just makes this food super intriguing.

 Bloggers Around the World have landed in this captivating land of genie lamps and magic carpets.... here are a few simple Moroccan inspired dishes to wet your appetite for this mysterious place. 


Moroccan Stuffed Peppers
Moroccan Stuffed Peppers

Theses peppers are stuffed with beef and millet and seasoned with the Moroccan spice mix called: Ras El Hanout which is primarily a mixture of: cinnamon, cumin, coriander, ginger, cardamon, pepper and turmeric... but every family has it's secret blend. I use this mix in my recipes because it simplifies the ingredient list adding a Moroccan flavor with out a lot of work.



Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes
Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Prunes

Tagine cooking is very common in Morocco. It is a clay vessel similar to a Dutch oven used to slowly steam and cook mostly stews. The pots are very attractive too. This chicken dish highlights the more African flavoring found in this region. 


moroccan fish stew


I hadn't cooked a Moroccan fish dish yet, so I looked at many fish stew recipes and came up with this simple one.


moroccan fish stew

I love how this tastes like it has been simmering for hours, even thought it is quickly mixed on the stove.


moroccan fish stew



Moroccan Fish Stew

by Diane Balch
simplelivingandeating@gmail.com

preparation time 20 minutes                    Serves: 4


Ingredients:

1 pound of firm thick white fish such as: cod, halibut, or red snapper. Skin removed and chopped into small pieces
1/4 cups of extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic chopped
1/4 teaspoon of Moroccan Seasoning (Ras El Hanout) McCormick
1 15.5 ounce can of chickpeas drained
1 14 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1/4 cup of pitted halved oil cured black olives
1/4 cup of cilantro minced
1 dash of cayenne pepper (or more)
salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

1) Heat the olive oil on medium high heat in a large skillet. Saute the onions when they start to get soft add the Moroccan seasoning, cayenne pepper and garlic in order to bloom these spices about 1 minute. Do not brown the garlic.

2) Add fish mix with spices and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. You do not want to cook it through yet.

3) Add chickpeas, olives and tomatoes heat through. 

4) Add cilantro and check salt and pepper to taste. Serve over couscous or with rustic bread. 


On July 13th be sure to visit Cooking Around the World to see what my fellow travelers are cooking up from Morocco. 

Bloggers Around the World Link
Bloggers Around the World Link


This post will also be shared on the following food/craft parties. Be sure to check them out:


Tuesday Food:
Hearth & Soul Blog Hop @ Premeditated Leftovers
Totally Tasty Tuesday @ Mandy's Recipe Box
Show Me What You Got @ Our Delightful Home
In & Out of the Kitchen @ Feeding Big & More
Tuesday's Table @ Love in the Kitchen

Wednesday Food:

Cast Party Wednesday @ Lady Behind the Curtain 
 Wednesday Whatsit @White Lights on Wednesday 
Fresh Foods Wednesdays @ Gastronomical Sovereignty
Show and Share @ Semi Homemade Mom
Wonderful Food Wednesdays at @ All She Cooks
Wednesday Extravaganza @ Hunger Little Girl
Wonderful Wednesdays @Ducks 'n a Row

Thursday Food:

Full Plate Thursday @ Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Link it Up Thursday @ Seven Alive
Fantastic Thursday @ Three Little Chiefs
Thriving on Thursdays @ Domesblissity
Tasty Thursdays @ The Mandatory Mooch

Friday Food:

Friday Favorite Finds @ Finding Joy in my Kitchen
Foodie Friday @ Home Maid Simple
Freedom Friday @ My Turn
Friday Favorite (DYI too) @ Simple Sweet Home
Foodie Friday @ Rattlebridge Farm 
Weekend Wonders @ The Thriftiness Miss
Friday Food Frenzy @ Mostly Food and Crafts 
Weekend Potluck @ Sunflower Supper Club
Friday Linky Party @ The Pin Junkie 


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6 comments:

  1. I've been to Morocco many, many years ago and among other things I loved their kitchen! Delicious food gallery!

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    1. Katerina,
      I'm so jealous... I would love to visit Morocco. I already love the food.

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  2. Once more you delight us with a good looking and delicious overview. The fish stew sounds really good and fresh. Thank you very much for taking part in Bloggers Around the World. Good to have you on board.

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    1. Thank you so much Christian a compliment from you means a lot. I am so glad I found your group.

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  3. I love anything with seafood, this looks great :)

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    1. Thanks Ann, and this is easy to through together.

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