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Looking for recipes using Ras-al-Hanout

craiger1ny Aug 1, 2010 04:20 PM

Hello all,

i bought some fantastic ras-al-hanout but have yet to make good use of it. Can anyone recommend some good recipes for using this fantastic spice?


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    craiger1ny Aug 4, 2010 06:21 PM

    Thanks, everyone. Some good ideas. Keep 'em comin'!

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      tall sarah Aug 2, 2010 03:16 PM

      I mix it with some yogurt, coat chicken & then broil/ roast/ grill. Yummmmmm..... I also use it to make my own harissa, which goes in a carrot puree recipe from Ana Sortun's Spice cookbook.

      1. kattyeyes Aug 2, 2010 07:37 AM

        My local chocolatier, Tschudin Chocolates, makes a chocolate with ras el hanout. So know that you can roll on the sweet side with this spice blend, too!

        1. Hank Hanover Aug 1, 2010 09:38 PM

          For those of you that want to know ras-al-hanout is a morrocan spice blend with several ingredients and apparently every shop owner in Morocco has his own recipe. For a better definition go to this link: http://www.epicurious.com/tools/foodd...

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            Caitlin McGrath Aug 2, 2010 09:37 AM

            If you want to mix up your own ras-el-hanout, I really like the one here (ingredients and instructions contained within this recipe link): http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

            ETA: It's still good, even if you don't have all the spices listed.

          2. operagirl Aug 1, 2010 09:26 PM

            A couple summers ago, a friend came over before our 4th of July party and invented an amazing appetizer. She shredded all the meat from a rotisserie chicken (of course you can roast your own), added a generous amount of ras el hanout (probably two tablespoons or so), s&p, and about a 1/2 cup of toasted pine nuts. We used this mixture to stuff filo triangles, brushed with plenty of butter and baked until golden brown. They were a huge hit, and I'd make them again if I had a party of people to serve them to!

            I mix up my own ras el hanout, and usually end up using it on boneless skinless chicken breasts. It's also great stirred into couscous or as a rub for just about any meat you can think of. I've attached a picture of my chicken breast with ras el hanout -- goes great with mixed greens and a ripe, sliced nectarine!

            1. Caitlin McGrath Aug 1, 2010 09:17 PM

              This roast chicken with Moroccan spices (the rub for which includes ras-el-hanout) is pretty stellar: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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                ApprenticeGourmet Aug 1, 2010 05:29 PM

                Rub on some salmon fillets, wrap in aluminum foil and pop on a medium grill until done. Time varies depending on the thickness of the fish.

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