This is a delicious and easy marinade for fish or chicken. Or, chop up a few carrots or other vegetables and use as a healthy dip. Moroccan Chermala makes a regular appearance on our retreats to Marrakech and is very easy to recreate when you are back at home.

Moroccan chermala


  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Bunch of parsley
  • Bunch of coriander (including the stalks, as these add flavour)
  • Tablespoon of cumin
  • Black pepper
  • Tablespoon of paprika
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Dash of olive oil


Mix all the ingredients together in a blender, and cover the fish or chicken before cooking.