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Charmoula | Coriander Parsley Dressing / Marinade

charmoula marinade Charmoula | Coriander Parsley Dressing / Marinade


Charmoula |  Coriander Parsley Dressing/Marinade


Charmoula ( شرمولة‎‎) is a North African Herbal Marinade, an all purpose dressing used a lot in Tunisia and Morocco. It is often used for seafood but works with meats as well as vegetables.  When you are looking for a different kind of marinade, something less Masala-ish and more Herby… it is a good choice. It is also great when you have lots of herbs, wanting to be used up 🙂 . We like this marinade with baked chicken wings and  grilled shrimp a lot!


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Recipe Name: Charmoula |  Coriander Parsley Dressing/Marinade
Recipe Type: Basics
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 
Cook time:
Total time: 5
Yield: (1 ½ cups )


  • 150 gms coriandercharmoula ingredients 225x300 Charmoula | Coriander Parsley Dressing / Marinade
  • 100 gms parsley
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 long red chillies
  • 1 habanero, seeded
  • ½ cup – olive oil
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • salt to taste


  • Rinse the leaves , chillies and garlic in a colander thoroughly.
  • Chop roughly and add this and all other ingredients to a blender.
  • With the machine running, add just little bit of water, enough to get the contents running smoothly.
  • Blend to a smooth dressing.
  • Store in airtight jars and refrigerate up to a week.

For Charmoula Chicken Wings:

charmoula recipe Charmoula | Coriander Parsley Dressing / Marinade


  • 500 gms chicken mid joint wings
  • 4 generous Tbsp Charmoula marinade
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste ( marinade contains salt too)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil.


  • Pat dry the wing mid joints. Add th marinade and salt.
  • Marinate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 200 ºC/ 392ºF.
  • Heat a grill pan and coat with a thin layer of olive oil.
  • Grill the wing mid joints for 2 minutes per side, just to get a little charring / color.
  • Transfer to baking dish and bake for 20 – 30 minutes (till chicken is golden).


  • Try with Salmon, Lamb etc..

Key Ingredients: Coriander , Parsley, Red chilli, Olive oil, Lemon, Garlic, Salt.

Leave a comment if you tried – Charmoula |  Coriander Parsley Dressing/Marinade .




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