An added bonus of any overseas surf trip is often the sampling of new and interesting local cuisine. Morocco is a food-lover’s paradise.
Due to its geography and history, the cuisine of Morocco is a heady mix of Arab, Berber, Moorish, French, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean African, Iberian, and Jewish influences. Dishes frequently feature dried and fresh fruits - apricots, dates, figs, and raisins, to name but a few.
Nuts are popular too with pine nuts, almonds, and pistachios showing up in all sorts of dishes. Think of Moroccan food and deliciously aromatic dishes such as tagine immediately come to mind. Spices have been imported to Morocco for thousands of years and common spices include cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, ginger, pepper, paprika, saffron, aniseed, sesame seed and coriander. Popular herbs include coriander leaf, parsley and mint which is used widely in cooking and famously in deliciously sweet Moroccan tea.
At Moroccan Surf Adventures we like to give a flavour of real Morocco alongside other world cuisine. Our resident chef Momo has become something of a celebrity amongst our guests, not only for consistently producing exquisite dinners night after night, but he also happens to be an all-round nice guy and certainly one of the characters of the camp. Now, thanks to our open-plan kitchen you can watch Momo in action as he puts together your next delicious meal.
Moroccan cookery classes with Momo.
Over the years, our genial chef Momo has earned a reputation with our guests as an all-round legend and amazing chef, tantalising our tastebuds at every turn with his delicious dinners. You just have to take a look at the reviews on Trip Advisor to realise that for lots of people the food at the camp is one of the major highlights of their trip.
So now is your chance to learn from the maestro himself!
You will have the opportunity to watch Momo produce the authentic Moroccan meat or vegetarian tagine and cous cous. Along the way, Momo will give you a potted history and insight into the ingredients of this most Moroccan of dishes. His relaxed demonstration is performed out on the terrace over a naked flame so grab a beer and come watch Mo in action.
Mo also has an info sheet available so you can prepare the dish at home and impress your friends.
Sunday night cookery classes are available to all guests. It is not obligatory, and there is no extra charge, but we are sure that you will want to join in the action in what we hope will be a fun and lighthearted introduction to Moroccan cooking. One thing’s for sure, if you follow the big man’s instructions, it is gonna be tasty!
Other guests warned us that the food was really epic. They were not exaggerating! Momo really can cook and catered beautifully for the vegetarians in our group whilst also providing wholesome filling fuel for surfing during the day.David R. June 2014
Please Note: we are closed from 1st July to 31st July.
* We can happily cater for vegetarian and vegan diets by prior arrangement.