When thinking about Morocco, one of the things that come first to the mind are the Moroccan spices and the delicious Moroccan dishes. Maybe you already looked in the Market for a special Moroccan spice blend you can use in your dishes to recreate that cherished Moroccan flavor.
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 this is not any spice blend recipe. It’s the one I learned to make when I was growing up in Morocco. And I am so glad to share it with you. Not only you can use this
Moroccan spice blend in your chicken-based recipes, but you can also use it with red meat.
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 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.
The 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.
It 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 BONUS recipe: just mix the Moroccan spice blend with vegetables (green peas, red pepper, cauliflower, 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 Recipe (Authentic)
- 4 tbsp ginger powder
- 2 tbsp black pepper powder
- 3 tbsp turmeric powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tbsp coriander powder
- 1/4 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
easy and cheap
made it in 5 minutes …. it smells wonderful. thank you for this amazing family recipe and for saving our money!
this is what I needed, a recipe from someone who knows what he is talking about..
my children loved it
I added a tsp of this spice to my chicken stew and let me tell you, there were no leftovers. thank you Safa
Response from Moroccan Zest
glad your family liked it kate!
better than my market spice blend
This spice blend has a stronger taste that really makes a difference in a recipe. Recommend!
so easy and practical. Just shared the recipe with my mother who loves Moroccan cuisine