Recipes from the Middle East and North Africa
Moroccan Fish Tagine HD

Moroccan Fish Tagine

This wonderful herby fish stew tastes as good as it looks, and then some. Don’t worry if you don’t have a tagine – this works just as well in a casserole dish.

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

I love my tagine and this was the first dish I ever cooked in one. You can also cook this in a flameproof casserole or in an oven. Harissa is the North African chilli paste – use with care!

Mujaddara

Mujaddara

Mujaddara (also known as Mudardara or Megadara) is a deliciously simple dish of rice and lentils topped off with caramelised onions.

Onion-flavoured Eggs

Onion-Flavoured Hard-Boiled Eggs

These hard-boiled eggs are a Middle-Eastern favourite with their distinctive flavour and beige-brown colour.

Pita Bread

Pita Bread

These simple “pocket breads” are found all over the Mediterranean and the Middle East. Making them couldn’t be easier!

Seabass in Salt

Seabass Baked in Salt

A good-sized fish is covered in salt and baked until the salt is hard as rock. Break open the salt to reveal the succulent fish inside. Enjoy with a simple salad, nothing more.

Shawarma

Shawarma

Shawarma is a delicious wrapped sandwich. The meat is traditionally cooked in a tower and sliced from this tower like doner kebab, but most of us don’t have the necessary equipment to do that at home! Here is a recipe which gives a really good approximation to the shawarma you’ll buy from a stand.

Stuffed Vine Leaves

Stuffed Vine Leaves

Stuffed vine leaves is a dish that has many names – Dolma, Tolma, Dolmades, Mahshi, Yaprak, Sarma, Warak enab… The stuffing varies from region to region. This is a typical vegetarian version.

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh is a delicious parsley and mint salad which you can find all over the Arab world.

Tagine Chicken

Tagine Chicken with Olives & Lemon

Imagine Chicken, Lemons, Ginger and Olives cooked together in a tagine to ensure not an atom of flavour escapes. Stop imagining and go and make it!

Um Ali

Um Ali

Um Ali is a Middle-Eastern (maybe Egyptian!) dessert which is very quick and easy to make. A combination of nuts, fruit, filo pastry and milk make this a truly delicious dish!

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