No one can deny that Moroccan cuisine is one of the most sensual cuisines in the whole world, it can easily solicit our senses from smell to sight and taste in a unique way like no other.
Moroccan dishes enjoy this power of seduction thanks to many ingredients used in order to reveal the dish’s own magic. Those magical ingredients are found in the souks which are fascinating places, rich in fragrances, evocative sellers sounds and especially attractive vibrant colors of vegetables, spices and sparkling silver fresh fish… At every street corner puffs tantalizing aromas, warm bread, the voluptuous scent if saffron, the sweet and heady scent of rose water milting with the contrasting scents of fresh mint and grilled meat over wood fire delighting us. these multiple scents are the essence of the Moroccan unique cuisine that you can taste in Marrakech restaurant.
Moreover, Neighboring countries like Algeria and Tunisia offer comparable characteristics but yet each of these countries has its personal style that is easily identifiable, as an example Algerian dishes are less spicy, Tunisians, on the other hand, make generous use of peppers and are distinguished by their very spicy and hot cuisine, although, the north African countries have common themes in the culinary field with slow-cooked stews, lamb, grilled fish and vegetables, and also rich and sweet pastries that you will be able to taste in Marrakech restaurant.
The cuisine of North Africa is without a doubt made of contrasts born of the diversity of cultures, landscapes and the lifestyles that exist between the nomadic tribes and the modern cities, the North African dishes rub shoulders with happiness to compose a table of the most appetizing meals that you will find in different Marrakech restaurant. However, the Moroccan hospitality is legendary and known world widely, the custom is that while having a guest you should host him with an abundance of victuals and a profusion of dishes, intended to feed family, friends and anyone who comes to pass as well as children, women and kitchen helpers. Moroccans are also known for their fierce appetite, they eat until complete satiety, it is very common that a self-respecting Moroccan does not leave the table feeling hungry even in a Marrakech restaurant.
The Moroccan cuisine that is represented in Marrakech restaurant is, first of all, a matter of sight, then the smell, then touching and last but not least tasting, in one Moroccan dish we can distinguish crispy sweetness, bittersweetness, salt… The Moroccan cuisine is based on playing with colorful tasty products, combining different textures, it is after all an invitation to the use of all senses. The Moroccan hospitality corresponds to its cuisine, abundant and generous, it is here where eating is a very serious matter. It is in here where you can find a dish of semolina, bricks, red mullet with almonds, lamb tagine with dates, gazelle horns, and let's not forget about Tanjia that you can taste in Marrakech restaurant.
Moroccan cuisine thanks to its diversity and delicacy is among the best in the world, why? due to the interaction of the Moroccan kingdom with the outside world for centuries thanks to its geographical position, and as a result, there is a mix of Amazigh, Arabe, African and Andalusian cuisine, which makes the Moroccan cuisine in the first place in the Arab world and the second one in the world after France.
While talking about the diversity of Moroccan cuisine we will present you in the following lines one of the most famous and important traditional dishes, which have contributed to the status currently occupied by Morocco in this field, The Tanjia Marrakchia that you can find in different Marrakech restaurant.
The Tanjia is an iconic Moroccan dish, which is impossible to go to Marrakech restaurant and not taste this dish which is simply concentrating on flavors released and revealed after long cooking. This traditional dish is usually prepared in a cooked jar, where the meat is left with the spices and the rest of ingredients, this jar is closed with Kraft paper tied with wire and it is cooked overnight in the oven, the meat cooks then slowly but surely, it is as a result very tender and tasty.
Tanjia is usually a dish that is made by men, and especially during special occasions, and between friends but you can also have it in a Marrakech restaurant.
The first thing to know is that the name of this dish is also the name of the container in which it is cooked.
We put in a Tanjia which is a sort of clay jar, all the ingredients of this dish, meat, and spices, then we shake it very carefully and we close it with a paper and string. and the last step is to take it to the Hammam so that the Tanjia cooks in the hot ashes for at least 4 hours.
The ingredients for 6 people.
And now in a bowl start with mixing the ingredients and then put in the pieces of meat and marinate for 15 minutes. Put the pieces of meat in the earthen jar (which is Tanjia) and then put and then add the whole garlic and the water.
After few hours it is time to enjoy this meal for lunch or dinner with friends and family, making this dish is really fun and rewarding, Marrakchis people cook Tanjia between friends and then usually eat it outside usually in Menara Garden or in the wonderful landscapes in the surroundings of Marrakech.