When thinking about Morocco, Moroccan cuisine and Moroccan spices might probably be the first thing to pop in your mind. Besides, the Moroccan spice blend is one of the most searched Moroccan recipes on google and luckily, one of the easiest to make.
Each time I host a Moroccan-themed party, my guests ask me if I have a secret Moroccan seasoning recipe they can use when cooking their tagines or chicken recipes. Well, guess what? I do have that Moroccan spice mix recipe and my friends loved it so much that I decided to share it here with you
I learned to make that Moroccan spice blend in my teen years, in Morocco. It’s perfect when you don’t have time and want something handy to use whenever you cook a Moroccan Tagine or any chicken dishes. You can use it with red meat too.
Spices are Moroccan cuisine essentials. 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 Couscous with 7 vegetables which is a dish made with the week leftovers. That’s how Moroccan cuisine uses spices to bring the best of each ingredient.
Moroccan spices are not mixed randomly. Moroccans know what combinations work (for example, chicken loves ginger), how to adapt spices to the seasons (some spices have heating-properties, other spices have cooling-properties) and to health matters (cumin is good for digestion, for example).
Moroccan Spice Blend Recipe
This Moroccan spice blend is super easy to make. I don’t add salt to it as I prefer to adjust it while cooking to meet my guests’ preferences. I also prefer to use fresh garlic as it gives a better taste, but if you don’t have time, you can add garlic powder to the spice mix as I will share with you below.
This Moroccan spice blend can be used as a tagine spice mix to cook Moroccan tagines. You can also add it to any of your stews, to flavor your rice or in your soups.
Stop teasing and let’s see how to make this flavorful Moroccan spice mix.
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Moroccan Spice Blend Recipe | Moroccan Seasoning
- 4 tbsp ginger powder
- 2 tbsp black pepper powder
- 3 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder optional
- 1 tbsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tbsp cinnamon powder
- Mix all the spices in a bowl. Make sure the bowl is perfectly dry otherwise, the Moroccan spice mix can mold
- Store in an air-proof glass jar up to 4 months
I usually have leftovers but not this time! My hubby loved the flavor and ate most of the chicken. I am definitely writing this recipe in my recipes book. Thank you!
the best recipe for Moroccan spice mix, thank you!
I was tired of using the same spices again and again
this is an easy recipe that really works… I added it to my potatoes and chicken drumsticks and magic happened ! thank you!!
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