Moroccan Spice Mix
Moroccan Spice Mix
Moroccan Spice Mix has a permanent place in my pantry. It can be used to create effortless meals that taste delicious but equally can be used in slightly more labor intensive dishes such as lamb tagines and other wonderful Moroccan inspired dishes. Take particular care when using cayenne pepper in this mix as it is very spicy. I have also upped the turmeric in the recipe to the max just because of its associated health benefits. Simply store Moroccan Spice Mix in an airtight container in your pantry.
So how can you use this aromatic mix?
Try sprinkling some Moroccan Spice Mix on vegetables before you bake them in the oven, it goes particularly well with crispy oven baked cauliflower and all variations of pumpkin and squash. Create a Moroccan inspired pumpkin soup with it and serve with a dash of Greek yogurt. Use it in the recipe I posted last week for the Moroccan Pumpkin Dip. Try using it as a rub on meat before you cook it. Slow cooked lamb with this used as a rub on it tastes so good. I often use a teaspoon or two of this in my Cous Cous recipes, and it is also used in Cauliflower Cous Cous.
One of my favorite ways to use this spice mix is to simply blend 2 tablespoons with about 1 cup of either natural or Greek yogurt (Greek being my preferred, especially as a low carb option). You can also add a bit of minced garlic if you wish to. Marinate either fish, chicken thighs or fillets in it for a few hours in the fridge. Then simply pan fry on a medium to hot stove top or BBQ, ensuring you add all of the marinade as well, until cooked through. Serve this with a salad and some ‘Cauliflower Cous Cous or traditional Cous Cous for the carb lovers in your life, and you have a delicious and simple to make meal. I also have a brilliant simple recipe for a Moroccan Chicken Salad that you should check out.
Make this spice mix and you will never buy Moroccan spice mix ever again. It is such a versatile mix and you can use it in lots of recipes. For other recipes where you could use this spice mix, just do a search for Moroccan in the search bar on this website and they will all come up. There are a lot……I certainly love my Moroccan food and am pretty certain you will as well if you try some of them.
- 1 tablespoon cumin powder
- 1 tablespoon coriander powder
- 1 tablespoon turmeric powder
- 2 teaspoons ginger powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon allspice powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon gound pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder- caution as it can be very spicy
- A pinch of ground cloves
- Blend spices and store in an airtight jar.