A tasty approach delicately spiced and with undeniable power to make all your dishes, oriental or not, deliciously fragrant
Food pairing: Couscous, tagines, shellfish, marinated veal, oriental vegetables.
Packaging: 40 gr
Composition: Turmeric, coriander, caraway, cumin, salt, fennel, hot pepper, fenugreek.
"A sensual belly dance to which this mixture invites you"
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This morning, you have the pleasure of visiting the medina of Marrakech. Much more than a tourist visit, it is an awakening of your five senses that awaits you, without you knowing it yet.
You are about to discover its famous souk and all the riches it will offer you. What a pleasure to be able to exchange with the amine of Souk Hayak, this market of fabrics which has flooded your eyes with shimmering colours, then to have been able to admire the remarkable work of basket makers, potters, to feel moved by touching the leather worked and exposed at Souk Cherratines,... On this Friday, a day of celebration, come to you delicious scents of tajines and couscous that women prepare while singing, in honour of this holy day for Muslims. It's only 10:00 in the morning, but here you are already largely full of appetite!
Then, you enter the Souk Attarine, the souk of grocers... Or rather should I call it "the kingdom of spices". Colours and smells embark you in a very special ceremony where each spice evokes a dish, an event, a close person... From shop to shop, you notice that a spice is always put forward by the merchant: the Ras-el-Hanout. This is not insignificant since, etymologically, "ras-el-hanout" (or "raz-el-hanout") means "head of the grocery store", i. e. this mixture is made up of the best spices that the owner of this shop was able to gather.
Like many spice blends, ras-el-hanout (also called "Maghreb curry") is a blend that does not have a fixed rule in its composition. This varies according to regions, families, tastes... Depending on these parameters, ras-el-hanout can be made up of 7 to 50 different ingredients! This blend is also the most festive spice in the Maghreb since it is honoured during Eid-el-Kabir, Mrouzia in Morocco and Eid-el-Fitr and mourning in Tunisia.
I have chosen to offer you a simplified version of this blend that allows you to obtain an aromatic palette as complex as it is tasty. The Ras-el-Hanout Royal Spice Blend is a creation that combines the sweetness of turmeric, coriander, caraway and cumin with the roundness and (moderate) spiciness of hot pepper and fenugreek. All this is enhanced by a slight note of salt, which acts as a natural flavour enhancer to amplify the overall aroma.
The Ras-el-Hanout Royal Spice Blend is a wonderful blend of sweet, warm and spicy notes. He will be able to transport you easily through the countries of the Middle East.
This blend, often referred to as "Maghreb Curry", can, like its Indian cousin, be used without restraint in all your dishes, giving them spicy and bewitching flavours, without taking the palate away.
It will be able to accommodate and especially sublimate all your dishes of oriental inspiration such as tagines, couscous, and other festive or more common dishes.
The ingredients in this blend have the advantage of being perfectly resistant to cooking in order to deliver the quintessence of their flavours and aromatic notes. This way, you can include a teaspoon of this Ras-el-Hanout Royal in the preparation of your simmered dishes as soon as they are cooked.
But you can also sprinkle it on your other dishes at the end of cooking or even on your cold or raw dishes.
In some regions of Morocco, Ras-el-Hanout is used to give a very special flavour to coffee.
This mixture will not stop surprising you as it can be combined with different ingredients! Below are some ideas for delicious recipes to concoct with this blend.
Whether your meal is oriental-inspired or not, the Ras-el-Hanout Royal will enhance each of your savoury and sweet dishes. Let it enchant your recipes to leave your guests with the feeling of having travelled for an evening, thanks to you.
In your savoury recipes :
I cannot mention the Royal Ras-el-Hanout without suggesting that you include it in a delicious Couscous kefta and merguez, a Tajine d'Agneau with apricots, or a wonderful Mrouzia in the style of chef Alain Ducasse.
You can also sublimate your veal brochettes with spices or a delicious Pyrenean Lamb with spicy vegetables thanks to this blend of such atypical flavours.
But the Royal Ras-el-Hanout could perfectly surprise you in other recipes of different inspirations. Feel free to sprinkle it on Pastillas, or on a white fish to fry or cook in papillote. Seafood and shellfish will also be deliciously spiced up with this blend, such as scallops or a fish, lemon and almond tagine in the style of Chef Ducasse.
By seasoning your vegetable dishes such as sweet onions with raisins and cornmeal, or a Gratin de Carottes au Cumin or a Flan de courgettes with ras-el-hanout, you will be guaranteed to enjoy dishes with warm and spellbinding flavours. Enough to warm hearts during the winter. It will be an ideal condiment to spice up your pasta, rice or semolina dishes. A vegetable couscous made with delicious turnips, carrots and squash, and topped with dried fruits (grapes, prunes or dates) will delight your guests whose palate is more easily conquered by vegetarian dishes.
If the Royal Ras-el-Hanout is ideal in your recipes for simmered or hot dishes, it will also enhance your cold or raw preparations. So, if you sprinkle a teaspoon of Ras-el-Hanout Royal on top of your delicious Hummus or in the cream sauce that will accompany your cucumber, tomato, pepper and onion salad, I guarantee you a treat from the other side of the Mediterranean.
In general, the Ras-el-Hanout Royal Spice Mix can be used to transform your sauces (marinades, sauces for simmered dishes, sauces made with fresh cream or coconut milk) into bewitching accompaniments.
For your sweet recipes :
In Morocco, it is very common to taste oriental pastries and fruits decorated with ras-el-hanout
All your pastries made with honey, almonds, dried or candied fruits will transport you to the heart of the medina of Marrakech if you sprinkle half a spoonful of Ras-el-Hanout Royal on them. To you the succulent gazelle horns, the tasty Loukoums and other Baklawa.
Laure Anne C. published the 01/10/2019 following an order made on 24/09/2019
Pas encore testée mais hâte de réaliser prochainement un plat avec ces épices
Lionel T. published the 29/09/2019 following an order made on 20/09/2019
Severine C. published the 27/09/2019 following an order made on 17/09/2019
Magnifique couleur de ce Ras-El-Hanout.
Sylvie R. published the 11/09/2019 following an order made on 05/09/2019
Pas encore gouté
Marie Anne H. published the 23/08/2019 following an order made on 15/08/2019
Miam extra . Délicieusement parfumé . Je recommande .
Marie Anne F. published the 22/08/2019 following an order made on 14/08/2019
Tres bon choix j'avais du mal à retrouver un Raz El - Hanout de cette qualité rien voir avec les épices des grandes surfaces