Ras el hanout

Yield: 1 Servings

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The following spice mixtures are just samples of how to make each mixture.

There are many many varieties of each mixture and the below recipes can be modified to fit individual tastes. Most will keep for 3 or 4 months.

There are as many varieties of Ras El Hanout as there are cooks. Ras El Hanout means head of the shop and is used to describe the mixtures that various owner sell as their "special" spice blend. These blends usually consist of twenty or more spices. They always contain some type of aphrodisiac, flowers and spices. A typical blend could included; allspice, ash berries, belladona, black pepper, cardamom, cassia, chufa nuts, cinnamon, cloves, cubebs, galangal, ginger, grains of paradise, lavender flowers, long pepper, mace, monk's pepper, nigella, nutmeg, orris root, rose buds, Spanish fly beetle, and turmeric Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by crmcbride@... (Caroline R McBride) on Jul 17, 1997

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