“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 cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
2 fillets anchovies, minced
2 tablespoons [...]

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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 a large bowl, making sure that the dried chili pepper is ground [...]

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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 Chutney (recipe follows)

Directions

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and rub a [...]

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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 allow to come to room temperature. Place the [...]

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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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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 fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
For the tamale [...]

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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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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
1 cup rich pork stock or water, hot temperature
½ [...]

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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 and halved
Juice of 2 lemons
1 tablespoon shallot, chopped fine
¼ cup [...]

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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 Trace Bourboun
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons melted butter
2 apples, peeled and chopped small
Bourboun Black Pepper [...]

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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’ Madras Curry Mix (recipe follows)
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black [...]

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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 bowl. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months, preferably in [...]

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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
2 cloves garlic, chopped
Cucumber Mint Chutney (recipe follows)

Directions

Season the baby lamb [...]

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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 follows)
½ cup yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
¼ [...]

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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 tablespoon chopped fresh mint)
2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more as needed
Directions
In the food [...]

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