One of the highlights of our adventure in Morocco was the food....and specifically the spices and Ras El Hanout (also known as ras al hanout or ras el hanouth, raz al hanout or Moroccan Seasoning). In Arabic, Ras el Hanout literally means head of the store or the best spice mixture a merchant has to offer.
The secret of this mix and its recipe is passed down through generations. Native to Morocco, every spice vendor in the region has its own recipe. We have brought home the recipe of the village where we stayed outside of Marrakesh. It includes ingredients from over 30 different herbs and spices include: Grains of Paradise, Lavender, turmeric, ajawan seeds, kalajeera, garlic, ginger, galangal, oris root, rose buds, monk's pepper, cinnamon, cardamon and mace.
Used mostly during cold season by locals, Ras El Hanout is essential in B'Stilla (Almond Chicken Pie) and nearly every Moroccan tagine recipe, especially Chicken Tagines. You can add a pinch or tsp to your favorite soup or stew or rub it into meats before cooking.
The blend is packed in our signature mini weck jar.
Please note: This product is in production and will be available to ship by Wednesday, April 2, 2014.