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Moroccan Spice Blend

Makes 2-1/4 cups of spice blend,
     enough to fill three (5 to 6-ounce) spice jars
Prep time: 20 minutes

Moroccan Spice Blend


Pictured, Top To Bottom: Backyard BBQ Rub, Moroccan Spice Blend, Bollywood Coconut Curry Popcorn Seasoning


With nothing more than a bowl, whisk, and set of measuring cups, you can stir together a deliriously exotic spice blend, pack it into spice jars, and like magic have a unique gift for the cooks in your life. This aromatic mix of nine essential spices used in Moroccan cuisine can be the basis for a chicken or lamb tagine. Used as a rub, grilled pork tenderloin or chops get a power surge of flavor and ho-hum potatoes are deliciously vibrant when seasoned and roasted.



Medium Bowl, Measuring Cups, Whisk, Three Spice Jars or Tins

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the ginger, cumin, paprika, cayenne, cinnamon, turmeric, pepper, and saffron.

2. Divide into 3/4-cup portions and transfer to jars or tins with tight-fitting lids.


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