Unique Moroccan Food

  After living in Morocco for a while I have  become accustomed to all kinds of foods that are normal to Moroccans. Liver shish kabobs I can do. Liver wrapped in fat, no problem. I have even gotten used to eating from a communal dish with my hands. However, two things I've not been able to convince myself to eat are snails and goat's head.

  The goat head should be rather easy to understand why I'm not to inclined to just dive in. My friends all tell me it tastes amazing. Maybe one day I will be brave enough to try it out, I am just not there yet. 

 A goats head sitting on a tangia

A goats head sitting on a tangia

  Now, I understand that snails are not an uncommon food around the world but I find the way they are eaten here in Morocco very interesting. Snails are extremely popular all over the country but in the famous square in Marrakech they have made serving them an art. 

 Boiled snails in a bowl ready to eat

Boiled snails in a bowl ready to eat

  I'm sure one day I'll work up the courage and try these too but for now I will just observe. 

 Snail stall owner in Marrakech preparing some cooked snails for a customer  

Snail stall owner in Marrakech preparing some cooked snails for a customer  

Posted on August 20, 2013 .