The name ras el hanout (رأس الحانوت) in Arabic translated to “head of the shop.” Essentially meaning that this spice is a blend of the best that the shop owner has to offer. Often, ras el hanout is customized to order and freshly ground for a customer. Common ingredients are turmeric, fenugreek, mace, cinnamon, black pepper, clove, paprika, and cumin. However, blends can contain anything from rose petal and Grains of Paradise to rowan and cubeb berries.
This rather exotic mix is used as an all-purpose meat rub or an addition to marinades, sauces, and used as a spice for couscous. In addition, roasted vegetables rubbed with butter and ras el hanout make for an easy and different side dish.
For a delightful pilaf, sauté some onions and garlic in a bit of oil in a sauce pot. Add a teaspoon or two of ras el hanout, a pinch of salt, a handful of raisins, a cup of rice, and 2 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a boil, lower heat to a simmer and cover until the rice is tender.
|Ingredients||Spices, sea salt, turmeric and dried chiles.|
|Recommended Applications||Versatile and deep golden in color, Ras el Hanout adds an exotic aroma to vegetables, stews, soups, salads or any roasted meat.|
|Basic Preparation||Ready to use as is, no preparation is necessary.|
|Product Style||Powder, Blend|
|Handling / Storage||Store in a cool, dry place.|
|Qualities||All Natural, Gluten-Free, Kosher Parve, Non-GMO|
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We recommend that you consult with your physician or qualified healthcare practitioner before making any significant change in your diet.
|Country of Origin||United States|
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