10 ways to use our Signature Ras El Hanout

10 ways to use our Signature Ras El Hanout

Let’s dive into the aromatic world of Ras El Hanout, a spice blend that hails from North Africa, particularly Morocco. This exquisite and versatile blend, whose name translates to "head of the shop" in Arabic, is known for its rich, warm, and complex flavour profile. It typically includes a mix of spices like cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and ginger, among others, creating a symphony of tastes that can transform any dish from ordinary to extraordinary.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a curious novice in the kitchen, Ras El Hanout offers a gateway to an exciting culinary adventure. Here are ten delightful ways to incorporate this magnificent spice blend into your cooking:

  1. Moroccan Tagine or Moroccan Inspired Stews: Elevate your tagine game by adding a generous sprinkle of Ras El Hanout. It blends seamlessly with the slow-cooked meats, vegetables, and fruits, infusing them with a depth of flavour that's simply unmatched.
  1. Flavourful Rub for Meats: Mix Ras El Hanout with olive oil and rub it onto your chicken, lamb, or beef before roasting or grilling. This not only tenderises the meat but also imparts a rich, aromatic flavour.
  1. Spice up Your Soups: A dash of Ras El Hanout in soups, especially lentil or pumpkin, can add a warm and earthy undertone that's both comforting and invigorating.
  1. Roasts: Rub your meat or root vegetables in Ras El Hanout and a bit of olive oil before roasting them in the oven. The spices bring a delightful twist to the natural flavours especially veggies.
  1. Moroccan-Inspired Stews: Add the spice blend to your stews and let it simmer. Whether it's a vegetable, bean, or meat stew, Ras El Hanout will add a layer of complexity and warmth.
  1. Yogurt Marinades: Blend Ras El Hanout with yogurt and marinate your chicken or fish in it. This not only tenderises the meat but also infuses it with a tantalising flavour.
  1. Savoury Baking: Experiment by adding a pinch of Ras El Hanout to your bread or savoury pastry dough. It will introduce a subtle yet distinctive taste to your baked goods.
  1. Spiced Nuts: Coat nuts like almonds or cashews with a mix of Ras El Hanout and a little honey before roasting. They make for a fantastic snack or a unique addition to cheese boards.
  1. Couscous and Quinoa Dishes: Sprinkle Ras El Hanout into your couscous or quinoa as they cook. This not only infuses them with flavour but also makes these grains an exciting base for salads or side dishes.
  1. Spiced Butter: Blend Ras El Hanout into softened butter and refrigerate. Use this spiced butter to add a flavourful punch to cooked vegetables, grilled meats, or even spread on bread.

Incorporating Ras El Hanout into your cooking is not only about adding flavour, but also about bringing a piece of Moroccan culture into your kitchen. Each dish becomes a story, a journey to a land rich in culinary traditions. So why not give these ideas a try and see where this exotic spice blend takes you? Buy Now


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