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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: Ras el Hanout
Ras el Hanout is a spice blend from the Middle East and North Africa. Spice market vendors all claim their version to be the best, and some people consider the seductive blend of spices to be an aphrodisiac.
At the very least, any food in which you include Ras el Hanout will inspire diners to kiss the cook, so you’ve got that goin’ for you.
Ras el Hanout
Makes 1/4 cup | Prep 5 minutes | Whole30 compliant
2 (level) teaspoons salt
2 (heaping) teaspoons cumin
2 (level) teaspoons ginger
2 (conservative) teaspoons black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon coriander
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 (slightly rounded) teaspoon nutmeg
optional: 1 teaspoon saffron threads
Blend all spices together in a bowl and store in an air-tight container. For vegetables and meats, add 1-2 teaspoons per pound.
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YUM…I will definitely be mixing up a batch! I wonder what the saffron would add, as far as flavor…I don't have any in my kitchen at the moment either. I bet this mix would be good on some yam fries. Thanks for the inspiration!
I think you're right: it would be wicked tasty on yam fries! Mmmm… with a dipping sauce made of a little mango chutney mixed with homemade mayo!
Killin me! Sounds awesome
I'm trying it this week! I have some Mango Chutney we got on our last trip to Maui…I've been waiting for an excuse to bust it out! I'll let you know how it all goes down…
I made it and I LOVE IT!!!
I made carrot soup and upped the flavor of my sweet potato gratin…so far. Look out Bobby Flay…you may just be my new spice guru! Keep 'em coming!
Get down with your bad selt, Jen! Glad you like the Ras el Hanout. I'm SO tempted to find a traditional recipe with, like, 30 spices and try to make it from total scratch.
I’ve bought Ras el hanout in Provence and in Morocco, as well as here in the USA.I also have an original recipe with 27 or so ingredients from long ago if you’d like it.
Ooooh! I would love to see the recipe, if you wouldn’t mind sharing. How fun!
Wow, my girlfriend actually had everything on this list just sitting all lonely in her cabinet! We're going to enjoy it on Kale today!
Awesome! Hope you like it! It's definitely become one of my favorites for adding zip to just about everything.
What sort of salt?
I tend to use a coarse-ground sea salt. Would that work so far as texture is concerned?
Great question! I think you’ll be happier with the result if you use finely-ground sea salt. You want a really uniform mixture, and I suspect the larger salt crystals won’t be as evenly distribute throughout the blend as fine salt would be.
I just stewed some chicken thighs with a lot Ras El Hanout, coconut milk, sweet onions, red peppers, mushrooms, crushed red pepper, garlic, sriracha and bamboo shoots over some short grain brown rice with fish sauce.
Wowsers, that is some tasty stuff. I wish my girl was here to have a bowl, she’d love it.
That meal sounds amazing! Way to work the kitchen magic. And yes, ras el hanout is like magic powder.
That sounds really good
I’m proud of your. U are being successful at something you love! And you quit your day job
needs cardamom and a touch of turmeric!
“Well Fed” has entirely changed the way I cook! It is SO much easier to eat paleo all week now when I put in a little effort on the weekend to stock up and pre-cook ingredients. I totally love Ras el Hanout – I mostly use it to spice up my ground beef hot plates and as a rub on flank steak and other beef cuts.
Thanks for letting me know you’re enjoying Well Fed. So glad it’s helping you. YAY!
And yes, Ras el Hanout should be called “magic powder.”
Just made this and the Ras El Hanout.
Awesome!!! Thanks for all the Whole 30 recipes.
Just made a batch of Ras El Hanout tonight over veggies. Delicious! Thanks for the recipes!
Just saw this today.. Thought I would give it a try – ❤️
So good. I made what someone here suggested and used it on chicken thighs. thank you for sharing this!
Any other suggestions for recipes?
I just found this spice mix from our Kroger store, with a coupon and a recipe for Moroccan stuffed tomatoes. I made the filling with riced cauli, *instead of couscous* it calls for shallots and equal parts (1/3 cup) cilantro and mint. This stuff is the shiz!! I ordered some frontier brand kind, and then I found this. I am exited to see how this and the Frontier compare to the Kroger brand (which was my first taste of this awesome!)
The stuffed tomatoes sound DELICIOUS! I’m going to try that! Totally recommend making your own Ras el Hanout, just because it’s fun. Enjoy!
just to say Frontier kind is a bummer after the Kroger kind. I am going to blend this blend and see how it compares (and if i can fix the Frontier!) . I also made this above and mixed with shrimp and mango for an awesome dish! I appreciate you!
Delicious when sprinkled on butternut squash coated with coconut oil & roasted! Holy Hanout! My new favorite flavor sensation!
HOLY HANOUT!!! Love that.