Souks are home to some of the best Moroccan spices. A spice market boasts of a colorful bevy of exotic, flavorful spices that lend the mouth-watering quality to Moroccan food. The Moroccans cook their dishes in the best fresh spices and mixes. Bringing Moroccan food to your kitchen is all about getting the spices right.
Moroccan dishes use a mix of spices and preserves. These range from chilies to herbs and seeds.
Cinnamon is a fragrant spice that is used to enhance the aroma of dishes. It is used in Moroccan desserts like Baklava to complement the sweetness. Recipes of B’stilla or pigeon pies and Moroccan cinnamon spiced chicken.
Saffron is not only a strong flavor but is also known for its natural coloring properties. Just a few threads of saffron are enough to flavor a pot of tea or dessert. While saffron is expensive, Moroccan markets sell them at quite a reasonable rate.
Moroccan butter ghee smen, is the same as Asian ghee, but it has a stronger cheesy tinge. Smen is a delicacy known for its distinct flavor.
Ras El Hanout is a traditional spice mix made from putting together ground spices. Recipes for this mix involve sesame seeds, nutmeg, star anise and bay leaf apart from the key Moroccan spices. You can make your own mix of spices by putting together a few of your favorites.
Stack up your pantry with Moroccan spices for interesting combinations and versions of Moroccan dishes that you can make in your own kitchen.