Zohar Productions, A Nationally Acclaimed Event Planning Company, Shares
Their Expertise on How to Plan Your Own Moroccan or Arabian Nights
Themed Party This Summer. This is part two in a three-part series.
Part II: Simply Savory Party Delights
Your guests will be eager to try unique party dishes of Moroccan Cuisine.
After all, what’s a party without spice?
A Traditional Dish
A popular Moroccan dish, known as Couscous, is a traditional Berber dish made of semolina. Today, couscous is usually served with meat and vegetable stew, but can also be eaten alone. On House and Garden’s website, you can find fourteen unique couscous recipes to prepare for your Moroccan Midsummer Night’s event.
Let’s Get Cookin’
Featured below is a simple yet flavorful dish from Food and Wine Recipes that is perfect to serve at any summer get-together.
Moroccan Chicken and Potato Salad with Olives
- ACTIVE:10 MIN
- TOTAL TIME:35 MIN
A savory lemon dressing with cumin, paprika, ginger, and oregano gives this salad an exotic flavor.
- 1 1/2 pounds boiling potatoes (about 5)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Fresh-ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 7 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 3)
- 1/2 red onion, chopped fine
- 1/3 cup black olives, such as Kalamata, halved and pitted
- 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- Put the potatoes in a medium saucepan with salted water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook at a gentle boil until tender, about 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes. When they are cool enough to handle, peel the potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch slices.
- Meanwhile, in a small glass or stainless-steel bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, cumin, paprika, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, the ginger, and the oregano. Whisk in 6 tablespoons of the oil.
- Heat a grill pan or a heavy frying pan over moderate heat. For the grill pan, coat the chicken with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes. Turn and cook until browned and just done, about 4 minutes longer. Remove, and when cool enough to handle, cut the chicken into small pieces.
- In a large bowl, combine the warm potatoes with half of the dressing. Add the chicken, onion, olives, parsley, and the remaining dressing and toss.
Next up: Finally, in part three, view unique performance acts that will inspire and guide your entertainment plans for your Moroccan Midsummer Night’s Dream party.