Smen refers to Morocco's preserved clarified butter that is salted, seasoned with herbs and spices and is traditionally stored and preserved undergrounds for months until it reach cheese-like consistency, and with an appearance and odor of very old cheese. In making/cooking soups and couscous, Smen may be addded in small amounts. Smen is highly appreciated by the Moroccans.

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