Moroccan BBQ: The Tilted Fez Moroccan Cafe
A Moroccan BBQ party can transport you and your guests to an exotic land full of spices and flavors of Northern Africa. With a wide range of spices and international influences, you are sure to find some food that is going to become one of your favorites.
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Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe the key to a fantastic cookout or barbecue is to have food choices that go well together and flavors that compliment each other. And what better way to ensure your cookout is a success than to use well-known, time-tested flavor profiles.
For our purposes, a “flavor profile” is the immediately identifiable combination of flavors that define a specific cuisine. It is how different regional ingredients are put together to create a unique and memorable dining experience.
For example, the idea of “Mexican food” conjures different food images and produces the anticipation of different flavors than if I say “Asian food” or “Cajun food”.
Ideally, creating the perfect cookout menu should be as simple as possible. To simplify the process, we create fictitious restaurants with flavor profiles famous the world over. As a result, each restaurant has a collection of recipes and food choices that makes creating the perfect cookout menu a snap.
Just put together a menu from the same flavor profile “restaurant”, and you are sure to have a memorable cookout or backyard BBQ that keeps your friends and family talking for weeks to come.
So, you want to throw a Moroccan BBQ party? Simply head to The Tilted Fez Moroccan Cafe flavor profile. There you will find a collection of recipes chosen to bring Morocco to your backyard BBQ.
Flavor Profile: Mint, lemon, harissa, turmeric, parsley, cilantro, honey, olives, green bell peppers, carrots, lentils, onion, ground ginger, paprika, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and paprika.
Inspiration: Moroccan food is very Mediterranean in nature with fresh ingredients and lots of spices. Couscous is very popular. Pork dishes are uncommon due to religious restrictions, so we will focus on steak and chicken with Moroccan flavors.
Think sitting in a courtyard in Casablanca surrounded by Moorish architecture and mosaics as plates of spiced foods are delivered to your table.
My Take: Grilled steaks and chicken with Moroccan herb and spices and a variety of sauces served with couscous and vegetables.
Maybe you need some inspiration to get the creative juices flowing for your Moroccan BBQ party.
I always like to start with some music for inspiration. Music and great food always seem to go together.
Now to get some Moroccan food images in your head, let’s go to the streets of Morocco for some grilled food.
OK, time to see how they do Moroccan street food in London.
OK, now that you are inspired, let’s talk about creating a Moroccan BBQ menu.
We all have our favorite cuts of meat, pork and chicken. And we believe everyone should be free to pick their favorites when throwing a backyard cookout for friends and family. Therefore, we provide cooking instructions for a wide variety of meats… perfect for the grill. (*Indoor cooking instructions also provided*)
Since they are not big pork eaters in Morocco, we are going to limit our food choices to beef and chicken.
|Beef: Rib Eye Steak, N.Y. Strip Steak, Hanger Steak, Flat Iron Steak, Flank Steak & Skirt Steak||Chicken: Chicken Breast & Chicken Pieces (Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks)|
When you take your favorite cuts of beef and chicken and add the flavors associated with Moroccan food… you've got a real crowd pleasing cookout in your future.
Here is just ONE Moroccan inspired menu you can put together using Lou M. Penn’s Recipes and The Tilted Fez Moroccan Cafe flavor profile.
The main event...
Grilled Harissa Spiced Skirt Steak
Moroccan Marinated Chicken Breast
And on the side, your choice of…
Lemon Couscous, Moroccan Tomato Salad, and Roasted Moroccan Carrot Salad
Remember, by using the recipes found in The Tilted Fez Moroccan Cafe flavor profile, you can create this Moroccan BBQ menu AND MANY MANY MORE.
Moroccan BBQ Recipes
Included in The Tilted Fez flavor profile you get all the recipes you need to create the perfect Moroccan BBQ party…
- 4 Moroccan inspired spice mix recipes
- 3 Moroccan inspired brine and marinade recipes
- 1 Moroccan inspired BBQ sauce recipe
- 6 Moroccan inspired condiment recipes
- 7 Moroccan inspired side dish recipes
Variety is the spice of life...
Varying the cuts of beef, pork and chicken and changing the combination of spice mixes, marinades, sauces and sides, you can create an endless amount of Moroccan BBQ menus that have your guests clamoring for more.
Here at Superstar Cookout Menus, we believe planning and preparation go a long way to throwing a backyard cookout that is both delicious and seemingly effortless to prepare.
This is why we have developed a step-by-step plan that leaves nothing to chance. To clarify, go through this slideshow to see how to plan the perfect Moroccan BBQ party.
We give you everything you need to plan your party, plan your menu and finalize your cookout plan. As a result, your backyard cookout is both crowd-pleasing and comes off without a hitch.
Just follow the step-by-step plan for a Moroccan BBQ:
- Choose The Tilted Fez Moroccan Cafe flavor profile
- Print and fill in the Cookout Party Planner
- Go over Sample Menus to get inspired
- Check out the recipes & print and fill in Menu Planners
- Use the Blank Recipe Template to add any family favorites with the same flavor profile
- Print and fill in the Menu Brainstormer with all the recipes you’ll need
- Create your Recipe Binder to put the recipes at your fingertips
- Print and fill in the Grocery List
- Print and fill in the Cookout Schedule so you know what to do and when to do it
- ENJOY your cookout and impress your friends and family