Moroccan Spice Mix

Andy Anderson !


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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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


  • 2Chef’s Note: This recipe will make about 3 tablespoons of spice.
  • 3Chef’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.
  • 4Place a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • 5Add the coriander and cumin seeds, and toss until fragrant and beginning to brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • 6Chef’s Note: Adding spices to a hot pan (called blooming) is a great way to bring out additional flavor notes in many spices.
  • 7Allow the coriander and cumin seeds to cool, about 10 minutes.
  • 8Place the seeds and the red-pepper flakes into a spice grinder, and process until they are ground into a powder.
  • 9Add to a bowl, and then mix in all the other spices.
  • 10Place into an airtight container until needed. Enjoy.
  • 11Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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