“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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Deep Beef Stew

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1″ chunks Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup Wondra flour Grapeseed oil as needed 1 large or 2 small white onions, diced large 2 large carrots, sliced in half lengthwide and cut into ½” half-moons 2 turnips, diced medium (same size as potatoes) 2 […]

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Madras Curry Mix – BULK

Makes about 6 cups (48 ounces) Ingredients ½ cup coriander, ground 2 cups cumin, ground 1 cup black mustard seeds, ground 1⁄3 cup black peppercorns, ground 1⁄3 cup cloves, ground 3 tablespoons fenugreek seeds, ground 3 tablespoons fennel seeds, ground ¼ cup salt 16 dried small red chili, ground Directions Mix together all ingredients in […]

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Oven Tandoori Chicken with Cucumber Mint Chutney

Serves 4 Ingredients 8 chicken pieces, thighs, breasts, wings, drumsticks etc Salt & pepper 1.5 ounces of Ger-Nis’ tandoori spice mix (recipe follows) ½ cup yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves ¼ cup lemon juice ½ tablespoon lemon zest ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped Cucumber Mint […]

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Radishes, Chervil Butter and Herbal Citrus Salts

Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 stick butter (12 tablespoons) softened ½ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoon fresh chervil leaves, chopped fine 16-20 French breakfast radishes, washed and trimmed Citrus Salt (recipe follows) Directions Combine the butter, salt and chervil in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate to harden. Just prior to serving take the butter out and […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Red Chili Pork Tamales with Mole Negra

Makes 20 tamales Ingredients For the red chili pork 10 small red dried chilies 2 cups water 1 medium tomato, chopped medium 1 medium yellow onion, chopped medium 3 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon cumin seeds, toasted 1 pound pork butt 1 teaspoon salt 1 fresh bay leaf 2 tablespoons […]

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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 […]

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Smoky & Fiery Chipotle Sauce

Makes 2-3 cups Ingredients 1 can chipotle in adobo sauce 3 dried ancho chilies, crushed and stems removed 2 dried meco dried chipotle peppers (light colored), crushed and stems removed 3 dried black morita dried chipotle peppers (dark colored), crushed and stems removed 1 tablespoon ground cumin powder 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 2 teaspoons salt […]

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Spanish Seville Squid Cocktail

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 pounds cleaned squid, sliced in rings 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon lemon zest Olive oil ½ medium Spanish onion, sliced thin ½ cup red bell peppers, sliced thin ½ cup orange bell peppers, sliced thin 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved (gold ones especially nice) 1 cup Spanish black olives, pitted […]

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Spiced Bourboun Apple Fritters with Bourboun Black Pepper Glaze

Makes about 20 fritters Ingredients 2 cups flour ½ cup sugar 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 2 teaspoons cinnamon, freshly grated 1 teaspoon all spice ½ teaspoon black pepper 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped fine 2 eggs, beaten ½ cup milk ¼ cup *Buffalo […]

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Spicy Beef Madras Curry Stew

Serves 4-6 Ingredients Canola oil (to coat bottom of the pan) 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine 1 tablespoon ginger, chopped fine 1 fresh red chili, chopped fine (optional for extra heat) 1 medium yellow onion, chopped large 5-6 fresh curry leaves (optional) 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1½ inch cubes 1.5 ounces Ger-Nis’ […]

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Tandoori Spice Mix – BULK

Makes about 6 cups (48 ounces) Ingredients 1 cup ground ginger 1 cup ground cumin 1 cup ground coriander 1 cup paprika ½ cup cardamom powder ½ cup ground cinnamon ½ cup ground black pepper ½ cup ground cayenne pepper ¼ cup salt 1½ cup turmeric Directions Mix together all ingredients in a small mixing […]

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Tandoori Spiced Baby Lamb Chops with Cucumber Mint Chutney

Serves 4 Ingredients 8 baby lamb chops, French cut, trimmed of fat and about ½ inch thick Salt & pepper 1.5 ounces of Ger-Nis’ tandoori spice mix (recipe follows) ½ cup yogurt 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves ¼ cup lemon juice ½ tablespoon lemon zest ½ tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped […]

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Tandoori Toasted Vegetables with Cucumber Mint Chutney

Serves 4 Ingredients Olive oil or canola oil 6-8 baby potaotes, halved 2 cups cauliflower florets 2 medium carrots, chopped large 1 red bell pepper, chopped large 1 green bell pepper, chopped large 1 red onion, chopped large 1 medium yellow onion, chopped large Salt & pepper 1.5 ounces of Ger-Nis’ tandoori spice mix (recipe […]

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Tangy Muhammara (Red Pepper & Walnut Dip)

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts 3 to 4 cloves garlic ¼ cup breadcrumbs 2 red peppers, roasted and pureed 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses 1 teaspoon lemon juice Salt to taste ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried mint (or 1 […]

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