“Moroccan” Spiced Brown Sugar

Makes 1 cup
Ingredients
1 tablespoon Ras El Hanout (traditional recipe follows)
½ cup turbinado sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
Directions
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

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Herbed Cous Cous

Ingredients
2 cups Israeli couscous Olive oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
½ cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
Salt/pepper
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon butter
¾ cup sliced crimini or brown button mushrooms
2 cups Israeli style couscous (regular couscous can be substituted)
Directions
In a medium sauce [...]

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Lamb Puffs

Ingredients
Olive oil
1 shallot, chopped superfine
2 cloves garlic, chopped superfine
¾ pound ground lamb
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons ros al hanout mixture
¼ cup fresh mint
¼ cup fresh cilantro
¼ cup fresh parsley
1 sheet puff pastry
1 egg, beaten
Directions
Sauté garlic and shallots. Add the lamb and cook until browned. Add fresh herbs still well and take off heat.
Unwrap the pastry rolls [...]

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Le Pruneau Homme

Ingredients
2 ounces prune infused gin (recipe follows)
2 ounces hum liquor
1 ounce lemon juice
1 ounce cardamom ginger black pepper syrup (recipe follows)
Sparkling Wine
“Moroccan” Spiced Brown Sugar (recipe follows)
Gin Infused Prunes
Directions
In a shaker filled with ice, place the gin, hum liquor, lemon juice, and syrup and shake vigorously. Strain into an old fashioned martini style glass and [...]

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Moroccan “Krak” Tea

Ingredients

3 ounces Kraken rum
½ ounce lemon juice
½ ounce orange juice
2-3 mint leaves
1 ounce orange peel black pepper syrup (recipe follows)
2 ounces homemade ginger ale
Sparkling wine
“Moroccan” Spiced Candied Kumquats (recipe follows)

Directions

Mix together the kraken, lemon juice, orange juice, mint leaves, ginger ale and syrup and pour into an old fashioned or short class. Fill the glass [...]

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Moroccan Harissa Herbal Stew

Ingredients
1 lb of lamb meat cut into 1 inch cubes
1 large yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 cup chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained
5 large tomatoes, chopped
1 cup red lentils
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
½ cup chopped fresh parsley
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
Juice and zest of 2 lemons
1 cup water
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Directions
Sauté onions and [...]

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Moroccan Spiced Dried Fruit & Nut Sundaes

Serves 4-6
Ingredients
½ cup dried apricots, chopped
½ cup dried figs, chopped
½ cup dried dates, chopped
½ cup almonds
1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 tablespoon traditional ros el hanout recipe
1 cup turbinado sugar
¼ cup water
3 tablespoons orange juice
½ stick butter
¼ tablespoon heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
Vanilla ice cream
Directions
In a medium mixing bowl mix together the dried fruit, [...]

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Moroccan Style Date Dishes

Probably my favorite way to cook with dates outside of chutney. Use Medjool dates in your Moroccan cooking. Chicken stewed with onions, apricots, dates, chickpeas and Moroccan spices, Roasted Moroccan vegetables with spicy date glaze, Orange and date couscous.

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Prune Infused Gin

Ingredients
1 liter of gin
12 prunes, halved
Directions
Place the prunes and the gin in a large mason or glass jar. Allow to infuse for about 3-4 days in a cool dark place. Remove the prunes and reserve for cocktail.

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Ras El Hanout

Makes approximately 10 ounces
Ingredients
1 nutmeg ball, crushed
1 cinnamon stick, crushed
½ tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon white peppercorns
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
½ teaspoon anise seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon allspice berries
6 green cardamom pods
3 whole cloves
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon saffron
1 tablespoon turmeric, ground
1 tablespoon mace, ground
1 teaspoon red chili peppers, crushed
½ teaspoon cayenne [...]

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Ras El Hanout (Modern)

Makes approx 6 ounces
Ingredients
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
½ tablespoon white peppercorns
½ tablespoon poppy seeds
½ tablespoon coriander seeds
½ tablespoon cumin seeds
2 whole cloves
½ teaspoon saffron
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
2 teaspoons cardamom, ground
1 teaspoon allspice ground
1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated
1 tablespoon turmeric, ground
½ tablespoon mace, ground
½ teaspoon red chili peppers, crushed
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ tablespoon ginger, ground
Directions
Take all of [...]

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Ras El Hanout (Traditional)

Makes approx 10 ounces
Ingredients
1 nutmeg ball, crushed
1 cinnamon stick, crushed
½ tablespoon black peppercorns
1 tablespoon white peppercorns
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon rose bud petals, dried
1 teaspoon lavender buds, dried
½ teaspoon anise seeds
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon allspice berries
6 green cardamom pods
3 whole cloves
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 teaspoon saffron
1 tablespoon [...]

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Ras El Hanout Poppyseed Butter Cookies

These are more an adult cookie – sweet, sultry and exotic!
Ingredients
1 butter cookie recipe with orange zest in it
½ tablespoon traditional Ros El Hanout
½ tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon poppyseeds
Rose Petals (optional)
Directions
Prepare the butter cookie dough according to the directions, adding 1 tablespoon orange zest into the mixture. Prepare the butter cookies as per directions. In [...]

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Roasted Spicy Moroccan Chicken with Figs & Carrots in Spicy Brown Butter Sauce

Serves 4
Ingredients
6-8 pieces of chicken, drumsticks, wings, legs or breasts
Salt
2 tablespoons ros al hanout, traditional or modern recipe, plus 1 tablespoon
6 medium carrots, cut in half
12-16 dried figs
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped large
1 tablespoon orange zest
½ tablespoon lemon zest
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ tablespoon turbinado sugar
2 cups [...]

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Roasted Spicy Moroccan Chicken with Figs & Carrots in Spicy Brown Butter Sauce

Serves 4
Ingredients
6-8 pieces of chicken, drumsticks, wings, legs or breasts
Salt
2 tablespoons ros al hanout, traditional or modern recipe, plus 1 tablespoon
6 medium carrots, cut in half
12-16 dried figs
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 medium red onion, chopped large
1 tablespoon orange zest
½ tablespoon lemon zest
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 orange
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ tablespoon turbinado sugar
2 cups [...]

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Ros El Hanout Frilled Meats & Fish

Ingredients
Traditional or Modern Ros El Hanout
Salt
Lemon Juice
Lamb, Beef, Chicken or Fish
Directions
Mix some salt and ros el hanout together about 8 to 1 ratio (o ros al hanout and salt 1) drizzle your meat with lemon juice and rub it with the ros al hanout. Grill to perfection!

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Ros El Hanout Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients
1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1-2 tablespoons ros al hanout, modern or traditional recipe
Directions
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a large mixing bowl mix together the cauliflower and oil. Sprinlke the salt and ros el hanout over it and mix well. Place in a glass baking dish and bake until golden [...]

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Spicy Moroccan Cauliflower Latke with Preserved Lemons and Mint Marmalade

These are Moroccan inspired latkes with a tangy mint sauce adds interest and an exotic twist.

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Sweet & Spicy Harissa with Yogurt

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
8 dried guajillo chilies, stems removed, broken
5 dried red chilies, stems removed, broken
1 dried chili de arbol
1 cup boiling water
2 teaspoons cumin seeds, toasted
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted
1 teaspoon caraway seeds, toasted
4 garlic cloves
¼ cup brown sugar
1 bell pepper, roasted & peeled
1 tablespoon lemon zest
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 [...]

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Sweet Potatoes, Chickpeas & Apricots with Couscous

Serves 6
Ingredients
Olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped
2 yellow onions, chopped
1 cinnamon stick broken into a few pieces
Salt
3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
1 tablespoon ross al hanout traditional or modern recipe
2 cups chickpeas, cooked
1 cup tomatoes, chopped
1½ cups vegetable stock
1 cup spinach leaves
Yogurt for garnish
Cilantro for garnish
Directions
In a [...]

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