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Traditional Moroccan kitchen Part II - Couscous

Moroccan cuisine is a delightful and aromatic mix of spices, flavors, and textures that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. One of the most popular and beloved dishes in Moroccan cuisine is couscous. At Riad Enchanté, guests can learn how to make this classic Moroccan dish in cooking classes with Chef Meryem.


Couscous is a staple dish in Moroccan cuisine and is usually served on Fridays, the Muslim day of prayer. It's a dish that is often shared with family and friends and is considered a symbol of hospitality and togetherness. Couscous is made from semolina, a type of wheat, and is typically served with a variety of vegetables and meat.


To make traditional Moroccan couscous, start by placing the semolina in a large bowl and adding water. Use your hands to mix the semolina and water together, breaking up any lumps as you go. Let the mixture rest for about 30 minutes.


Next, steam the couscous in a couscousière, a special pot with a steaming basket that is designed for making couscous. Add the couscous to the basket and steam it for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.


While the couscous is steaming, prepare the vegetables and meat. In a separate pot, cook onions, garlic, and a variety of vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, and tomatoes in a flavorful broth. Add in your choice of meat, such as lamb, chicken, or beef, and let it cook until tender.


Once the couscous is done steaming, transfer it to a large platter and use a fork to fluff it up. Place the cooked vegetables and meat on top of the couscous and garnish with fresh herbs and a drizzle of olive oil.


Cooking classes with Chef Meryem at Riad Enchanté are the perfect way to learn how to make traditional Moroccan couscous and other classic Moroccan dishes. Chef Meryem is a master of Moroccan cuisine and will guide you through each step of the process. At the end of the class, you'll get to enjoy your delicious creation while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Riad's tranquil courtyard.


In conclusion, learning how to make traditional Moroccan couscous is a wonderful way to experience the flavors and hospitality of Moroccan cuisine. Riad Enchanté's cooking classes with Chef Meryem offer the perfect opportunity to learn this classic dish and other traditional Moroccan recipes. Book your stay at Riad Enchanté today and immerse yourself in the flavors and culture of Morocco.



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