Hi, guys! Today’s post is about the benefits of cooking with spice blends, and includes a recipe for making your own Moroccan Spice Mix at home.
I’m a huge fan of cooking with spice mixtures and blends. It’s a fantastic way to add extra flavor and aroma to your meals without adding additional fat and calories. Cooking with spice blends also makes it easy to take a tried and true recipe and turn it into something completely different.
A plain chicken breast can be transformed with Ethopian Berbere seasoning, while a piece of white fish can be seasoned with Greek or Cajun mix for two totally different flavor profiles. You can do the same with these Moroccan spices.
It’s easy to clutter up your spice rack by purchasing pre-bottled spice mixtures, but I prefer to make my own and save the precious space in my pantry! Spices and mixtures really only last about a year or so before they lose their potency, so unless you really think you’ll go through a whole jar of a spice mixture it doesn’t make sense to spend the money. You’d be surprised how many different spice mixtures you can make from a basic, well-stocked spice pantry.
This Moroccan spice mixture calls for six ground spices: Ginger, White Pepper, Coriander, Turmeric, Allspice, and Cinnamon. You can use each of these spices for many other recipes and mixtures, so go ahead and invest in a good bottle of each.
If you know you’ll use it all up, you can make a large batch of the spice mixture and store it in one of these SimpleHouseware 12 Square Spice Bottles (4oz) w/label Set.
Otherwise, just make enough to season the recipe you’re making it for. If you need a Moroccan spice recipe to try this mix on, check out this Slow Cooked Moroccan Apricot Chicken recipe!
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
- Combine all ingredients. Use immediately, or store in an airtight container for up to one year. Makes a little over one Tablespoon.
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 22 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 2mg Carbohydrates 5g Fiber 2g Sugar 0g Protein 1g