Common in North African cooking, the name in Arabic means “head of the shop,” and refers to the best spices the store has to offer in their own secret blend. Our unique blend contains spices such as cinnamon, paprika, ginger, allspice and 9 other ingredients, deeply roasted, carefully ground and blended to create a beautifully aromatic spice for you to use at home. This spice is used in marinades, tagines, as a rub, as a seasoning in many dishes, and as a condiment. We even use it as a base ingredient to make our spiced caramel sauce and fudge. Moroccans believe it has aphrodisiac properties, so add in as much or as little as you desire!
Usage Suggestions • As we deeply roast our whole spices before grinding, our Ras el Hanout can be added to your sauces, gravy or soups at the last minute when you feel they need that little extra flavour burst! (a squeeze of lemon or lime will finish it off!) • Dust chicken, duck or beef before roasting or grilling – whole or pieces • Amazing with pork – our famous pork belly is testament to that! • Try adding to your favourite hamburger recipe. • Try dusting a thick piece of fish for a play on the famous Cajun dish, ‘blackened fish’, then grill and serve with a fresh salad • Add to onions and garlic when frying for stuffing • Add to the rice and onions when making your next risotto – great with mushrooms! • Great sprinkled on vegetables before roasting and serve hot or once cold, add chopped mint and parsley and dress with our pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette • Rub through couscous with grated zest of lemon, before adding hot water or stock and steaming – serve hot or room temperature with vegetables and your favourite dressing and salad • Sprinkle on bananas before caramelising then serve with vanilla or coconut ice cream