A Delicacy with Medicinal Benefits

Moroccan snail soup or babbouche is a unique and delicious dish made with snails, herbs and aromatic spices. It is a popular delicacy in Morocco and is believed to have medicinal properties. Usually made with coriander and fresh breadcrumbs, this soup is a must-try for anyone who loves Moroccan cuisine.

Moroccan snail soup is a delicacy enjoyed by many around the world. The combination of spices and herbs makes a comforting and nourishing meal that tastes as good as it does healthy. Whether you’re looking for a fun new dish to try or just curious about Moroccan cuisine, Moroccan snail soup is a dish definitely worth a try.

So let’s see how we can prepare Babbouche Soup;


  • 1KG of cleaned snails
  • 1 teaspoon of thyme
  • 1 orange peel
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • some mint
  • 2L of water
  • 1 tablespoon ras el hanout (Moroccan spice blend)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil


  • Clean Snails using warm water and salt
  • In a large pot over medium heat. Add olive oil, chopped onions, minced garlic and sauté until onions are translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, and all the spices (ras el hanot, Bay leaves, cumin, ginger, paprika, cinnamon, black pepper, orange peel, and salt) to the pot.
  • Stir to combine and cook for 5-10 minutes until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Add the washed snails to the pot, stirring to combine. Pour in the water and bring the soup to a simmer. Reduce the heat, cover the pot, and simmer the soup for about 1 hour, or until the snails are tender.

Once the snails are cooked, serve the soup hot, and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Enjoy your delicious and authentic Moroccan Babbouche soup!

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