Wat spices (ethiopian spices)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 Long peppers
3 tablespoons Black pepper
3 tablespoons Whole cloves
1 Long nutmeg
A pinch of turmeric

A wat is a traditional Ethiopian stew, spiced either with Berbere or this simpler blend of spices. The recipe below is taken from A Safari of African Cooking by Bill Odarty.

Roast spices over a low flame. Pound them in order to break up big pieces.

Place a pinch of turmeric on the grinding stone and grind until a yellow coating of turmeric is spread over the working surface. Grind all the other spices together on the yellow grinding stone. These spices are added to the wat towards the end of cooking. Source: Jill Norman "The Complete Book of Spices" Viking Studio Books, 1991 ISBN 0-670-83437-8 The book is lavishly illustrated with full color photographs of the herbs and spices- whole, mixed, ground.

Recipe by: Jill Norman * Web File 4/97 Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #632 by "Mary Spyridakis" <MSpork@...> on Jun 2, 97

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