Make your own Moroccan spice mix for superior flavour without all the fillers that come with supermarket spice mixes.
While it’s easier to just buy spice mix, Moroccan spice, traditionally known as Ras El Hanout, is hard to find in Australian supermarkets.
And the ‘Moroccan seasoning’ that you can buy includes ingredients like rice flour and acidity regulator and anti-caking agents.
Instead, it’s easy to create your own delicious mix using easy to find spices that you probably already have in the cupboard.
Like many spice mixes, there’s a lot of variation between recipes. I’ve cut down the number of spices in this mix for simplicity sake.
Other recipes include spices like paprika, turmeric, nutmeg and chilli powder. It’s a good idea to start with a basic recipe (below) and then experiment with extra flavours to find an adaptation that suits your own tastes.
DIY Moroccan spice mix would make a great gift for the foodie or aspiring cook. Present it in a nice jar and maybe add a list of ways to use it (below) for inspiration.
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 1/2 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/4 tsp cloves, ground
- Mix together (I put everything in a jar and shake well) and store in an airtight jar or container.
Add more cayenne pepper if you like more heat.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 117mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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Using Moroccan Spice Mix
- Use as a spice rub on meat
- Toss potatoes in spice mix and a little olive oil before baking (or any other roast vegetable like pumpkin or carrot or zucchini or a mixture)
- Use to flavour Moroccan inspired stews, casseroles or tagine
- Use in this lamb pilaf
- Sprinkle over grilled meat or grilled or steamed vegetables as a seasoning
- Sprinkle over scrambled eggs for eggs with a difference
- Add to pumpkin or sweet potato soup
- Use to flavour plain couscous