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moroccan spice mix

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a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I just finished making up a batch of my Moroccan spice mix. If you have ever worked with Moroccan spices they have a savory, sweet, and yet spicy flavor that is unique to spice mixes from that part of the world. I use it to flavor lamb, beef, pork, chicken, fish, and veggies. If you’re looking for something a bit different, check this out. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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serves bunches
prep time 5 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For moroccan spice mix

  • 1 tsp
    fresh coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp
    fresh cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp
    sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground clove

How To Make moroccan spice mix

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    Chef’s Note: This recipe will make about 3 tablespoons of spice.
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    Chef’s Note: You will notice that this recipe calls for less ingredients than most recipes for Moroccan spice, but after playing around with it for a couple of years, I find it works for me.
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    Place a small saucepan over medium heat.
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    Add the coriander and cumin seeds, and toss until fragrant and beginning to brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
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    Chef’s Note: Adding spices to a hot pan (called blooming) is a great way to bring out additional flavor notes in many spices.
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    Allow the coriander and cumin seeds to cool, about 10 minutes.
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    Place the seeds and the red-pepper flakes into a spice grinder, and process until they are ground into a powder.
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    Add to a bowl, and then mix in all the other spices.
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    Place into an airtight container until needed. Enjoy.
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    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.