When thinking about Morocco, one of the things that come first to the mind is the Moroccan spices, especially the internationally cherished Moroccan spice blend. In fact, each time I host a Moroccan-themed party, my guests ask me if I have a secret Moroccan spice mix recipe they can use when cooking their chicken-based recipes. Well, guess what? I have! And I am so glad to share it with you. Not only you can use it in your chicken-based recipes but you can also use this Moroccan spice blend with lamb, and seafood as well.
Spices are Moroccan cuisine essentials. In fact, Moroccan cuisine doesn’t use a lot of fancy ingredients. Its philosophy is even the opposite. In fact, one of the most loved Moroccan dishes is the Couscous with 7 vegetables. And guess what? This Couscous is made with the week leftovers! Moroccan cuisine uses spices to bring the best of each ingredient and enhance it. Besides, the spices you can use for a recipe depend heavily on the ingredients (chicken loves ginger for example), the season (some spices are used during the winter to heat the body) and so much more. If you want to learn more about Moroccan spices and want to use them in your cuisine, here is a list of all the spices used in Moroccan cuisine.
Moroccan Spice Blend
This Moroccan spice blend is super easy to make and is best with chicken-based recipes. I don’t add salt to it as I prefer to adjust salt quantity while cooking to meet my guests’ preferences.
This spice blend can be used to cook a Moroccan chicken tagine. I also use it to spice my oven stews. If you want to give it a try, here is a quick recipe: just mix the Moroccan spice blend with vegetables (green peas, red pepper, etc.), proteins (chicken/lamb), add a little bit of oil, salt, and water, and let slowly cook in the oven. The stew will have an exotic Moroccan flavor that will delight your taste buds.
Stop teasing and let’s see how to make this flavorful Moroccan spice mix.
Moroccan Spice Blend
- November 21, 2018
- 10 min
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- 4 tbsp ginger powder
- 2 tbsp black pepper powder
- 2 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- ½ tbsp coriander powder
- ½ tbsp cinnamon powder
- Step 1
- Mix all the spices in a bowl. Make sure the bowl is perfectly dry otherwise, the Moroccan spice mix can mold
- Step 2
- Store in an air-proof glass jar up to 4 months