Fish kefta - Moroccan fish balls

Cooking time: 30 min. / 10 min.Difficulty: easy


For this delicacy, I didn`t hesitate to travel to 5 km distant village. Sardine kefta was my favourite. Grilled straight on the street, mashed with a knife and stuffed into a fresh, still warm bread. With chopped onion and chilli sauce, irresistible combination. And price? 4 dirhams! :) (year 2016)


Mix all ingredients for kefta. Create 2,5-3 cm balls and put on grill. Grill from both sides till done. It takes around 10 minutes.

In Morocco on the streets they serve fish kefta the way, they put 4-5 fish balls into a flat bread, together with red onion and chilli sauce and they mash and mix it with a knife straight in the bread.


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For 4 portions:

  • 1/2 kg fresh sardines - skinless, boneless, minced (or fish fillets)
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2/3 tsp paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 5 cloves garlic crushed
  • handful green parsley chopped
  • handful cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • salt to taste

For serving:

  • Fish kefta - Moroccan fish balls - being grilled straight in the streets of Morocco - by Authentic World Food
  • Bunch of green parsley sold on traditional Moroccan market souk - by Authentic World Food
  • Fishing village, Tamraght, in Morocco with sunset - by Authentic World Food