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.
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 an airtight spice jar.
Otherwise, just make enough to season the recipe you’re making it for. I’ll be sharing a recipe for Slow Cooked Moroccan Chicken in a few days, so keep this spice mix recipe handy!
The Wanderlust Kitchen
5 minPrep Time
5 minTotal Time
- 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.