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8 Moroccan Recipes That'll Have You Saying "M'smmen"

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If you need an excuse to head to the spice aisle, look to Moroccan food. Cumin, paprika, and cinnamon can round out humble carrots, while preserved lemon—in all its citrusy, salty-sour splendor—pulls its weight as both a garnish and ingredient.

The Vintage Aluminum Moroccan Platter, new (and exclusive!) to The Food52 Shop.

Morocco's not afraid to flaunt its sweet side, too—just look at M'smmen: a breakfast-dessert hybrid dripping with honey. Imagine all those flaky layers atop our new vintage Moroccan platter (because, why not?). The whole thing would be almost too pretty to eat—almost. Here are 8 Moroccan recipes that'll put your spice collection to the test:

Crispy Moroccan Pancakes (M'smmen) by Dip&Scoop


Lablabi (Middle Eastern Spicy Chickpea Stew) by creamtea


"Moroccan Guacamole" Toasts with Fried Egg by creamtea


Moroccan Merguez Ragout with Poached Eggs by epicureanodyssey 


"It's Maaaaa-gic" Moroccan Carrots by wassmom 


Braised Moroccan Chicken and Olives by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician


Moroccan Style Lamb by healthierkitchen


Moroccan Beet Greens by Silly Apron

Photos by Bobbi Lin, James Ransom, and Food52

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Tags: Moroccan, Spice, Lists, Menu Ideas