Do you like to cook moroccan?
There`s nothing like a homemade moroccon or
north african Ras el Hanout spice mix.
Each family has their own unique secret blend.
If you don´t have all of the spices, don`t worry you can leave out some spices,
because spice mixes are pretty forgiving.
To ensure a fuller flavor try to purchase whole spices and grind them yourself.
I use the Ad Hoc – Herb & Spice Slicer Aroma,
to get a really fresh taste of the spices.
Whole spices last longer and you can be sure there are
no other add-ins as in ground spices.
You`ll never buy them again at the grocery store.
I prefer the ayurvedic organic spices.
I love this warm scent of spices hanging around my kitchen.
This is my favourite blend
Try to purchase whole spices
for 50 g Homemade Ras el-Hanout
2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 Teaspoon Turmeric
3 tablespoon cumin
2 teaspoon long pepper
2 teaspoon tellicherry pepper
2 tablespoon coriander seeds
2 teaspoon freshly gratet nutmeg
2 tablespoon ginger powder
2 dried maces
2 bay leaves
2 g saffron threads
4 cardamom capsules
3 teaspoon rose blossoms
2 dried chilli peppers
ground the nutmeg.
Carve the cardamom capsules and scratch out the small black seeds.
Spices can benefit from a slight toasting before grinding to bring out their flavors.
All you need is a small pan.
Heath the pan, add cumin, Cubeb pepper and black pepper,
the cardamom seeds, the cloves and give the pan a shake.
Toast for 2-3 minutes, till the sensual, aphrodiasic teasingly scent
brings a touch of Morocco in your kitchen and your daily routine.
Watch out that the spices do not burn or get brown.
Remove the spices from the pan and allow them to cool off completely.
Grain the bay leaves in a spice mill.
Add the spices from the pan and the other spices to the spice mill and
grind until very fine.
Combine all spices and place into an airtight container.
Use Ras el Hanout in marinades,
as a rub for meat or vegetables ,
in stews or tajines.
Some believe in its aphrodisiac effect.
Here are a couple of other recipes for you to try
Roastet spiced oriental Pumpkin
HEART <3 LIGHT
Do you also have a homemade spice blend?