Ras el hanout

    A staple in North African cuisine, you'll find ras el hanout in everything from Moroccan tagines to Tunisian meatballs. Get ideas for this spectacular spice blend here.

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    3 reviews

    Ras El Hanout is a Moroccan classic spice blend with a curry like flavour. This is a great dish to make for guests because the fragrance of the chicken as it's cooking permeates the whole house and smells amazing. Serve it with rice or couscous.

    Recipe by: AuGratin

    58 reviews

    A delicious Moroccan-inspired rack of lamb. I created this for my anniversary, and it was divine. Serve with honey-glazed carrots and rosemary mashed potatoes. Ras el hanout is a traditional and complex Moroccan spice blend, and may be found in specialty shops.

    Recipe by: LotusX

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    Kafteji is something of a Tunisian poor man's food: various vegetables are fried separately and then fried with beaten egg and chopped up together with a large knife. One eats it as a baguette filling.

    Recipe by: Afiyet_olson

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    This heavenly Moroccan stew served with fluffy couscous is one of my favourite dishes. It is easy, rather quick to make and really delicious. In addition, it is packed with fresh vegetables and exotic spices.

    Recipe by: Valeriel

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    Delicious lamb meatballs flavoured with Moroccan spices, served over couscous and a zingy yoghurt sauce made with harissa, yoghurt, mint and lemon zest.

    Recipe by: Samantha's Supper

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    Spanish with a North African twist, this is a tasty chicken casserole in the Mediterranean style. The use of ras el hanout is, in my view, essential to the flavour and is well worth buying for all sorts of dishes. You can get it in most Sainsbury's.

    Recipe by: ChrisE

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    Ras el hanout is a Moroccan blend of spices often found in tagines, giving the dish an absolutely gorgeous flavour! It can be found in some large supermarkets or shops, or you can make your own (the blend contains cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, nutmeg, turmeric and ground black pepper). Merguez sausages can be found at some butchers or ordered online.

    Recipe by: mimichette

    7 reviews

    A traditional Tunisian dish made from cooking chicken and eggs. You can add more vegetables if you wish and use any meat of your choice, including chicken, lamb or even liver.

    Recipe by: Asma Khalfaoui

    28 reviews

    This easy meatball dish is best served with plenty of crusty bread or couscous for mopping up the delicious garlic-tomato sauce.

    Recipe by: jacqueline senouci

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    Lamb and chicken are simmered with root vegetables and spices in this Algerian stew served over fluffy couscous.

    Recipe by: Natacha Pellerin

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