Popular Meats in Algerian cuisine include:

  • lamb
  • poultry- Chicken meat is usually served with couscous, spicy sauces and coriander.
  • goat- Lamb is also used for some other great recipes, such as lamb stew with prunes and almonds, lamb with raisins and honey, with artichoke stew or served with stuffed dates.
  • beef- Spiced meatballs and kebabs are served with yellow rice or green beans.
  • fish
  • seafood
  • camel meat {is sometimes included}
  • Sardines, tuna, anchovies, squid and shellfish are prepared fresh from the Mediterranean Sea, usually with chili sauces, as well as shrimps that are usually sautéed or deep fried in peanut oil.

Fatty cuts of meat and briny olives can be served as snacks or appetizers, and are usually very consistent and rich in calories.

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