Flavor Profile: a bit like a curry but with a floral aroma, a spicy kick (but not necessarily hot) and subtle layers of complex flavors
Ras el Hanout translates to “top of the shop” and for Moroccan spices merchants (called souks in Morocco) it is a badge of honor to have the regions most sought after version of this blend. Some versions have been known to have as many as 100 individual spices. A top quality Ras el Hanout is an impressive representation of how a carefully crafted mix of diverse spices can be married to create a spice blend where the sum is much greater than the individual spices.
Ras el Hanout may be the ultimate exotic blend and is Morocco’s spicy answer to India’s complex curries. If you love Moroccan cuisine, then this is one spice blend that must be in your spice cabinet. In most Moroccan kitchens this is not considered an everyday spice blend but is instead reserved more for specialty dishes.
1/2 cup | 2.2 oz
Ingredients:hand blended from smoked sweet paprika, brown mustard, black pepper, cumin, grains of paradise, turmeric, coriander, long pepper, nigella, caraway, anise, cardamom, mace, ginger, korintje, lavender, cubeb, ajwain, and rose petals