Category: Moroccan Spice Dreams

  • 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 […]

  • Orange Halva Ice Cream with Ros Al Hanout Brown Sugar Sauce

    Makes 4 cups Ingredients 2 cups whole milk Zest of 2 oranges ¼ cup fresh orange juice ½ cup sugar 4 egg yolks 1½ cup tahini Cup heavy cream Salt Directions In a medium sauce pan combine milk, orange zest, orange juice and sugar and bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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.

  • Cardamom Black Pepper Syrup

    Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 cup turbinado sugar 1 cup water 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, cracked 5 cardamom pods, crushed (whole pod) Directions Place all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves completely. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes. Take off heat […]

  • “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.