Ras el Hanout - a refined spice mixture
Ras el Hanout is a spice mixture whose recipe used to be reserved exclusively for the owner of a spice store. In German, Ras el Hanout is therefore also called "boss of the store". There was no fixed recipe, but it was varied from region to region again and again. Originally, it also comes from the Maghreb. This is a territory in northwest Africa that spans the countries of Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Western Sahara - in other words, in the middle of the Orient, so to speak. You can easily bring this oriental taste home with our Ras el Hanout spice blend.
Ras el Hanout - up to 30 spices
Today, Ras el Hanout may mix anyone, so not only the "boss of the store". Therefore, the mixtures vary from supplier to supplier. There are definitely recipes in which up to 30 different spices are mixed. Standard ingredients include nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, coriander, cumin and turmeric. Furthermore, spices like cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, lavender, galangal and cayenne pepper can be found in it. If you should ever be in North Africa, you can notice regional differences there. In Tunisia, Ras el Hanout is prepared more mildly, while in Morocco it is quite spicy.
Ras el Hanout - a delicious mixture for many dishes
Ras el Hanout does not necessarily go well with German roast pork and you should also avoid it with spaghetti bolognese. But maybe you like to cook oriental and prepare for example couscous or bulgur. Then Ras el Hanout fits to it in any case. Also to lamb and fish dishes, to rice, vegetables and stews, to vegetarian and vegan dishes - whenever you want to give your food an oriental touch, you should reach for Ras el Hanout. Find refined spice blends in our online store that will transport you and your family, friends and acquaintances to the Orient. Conjure up delicious and exotic dishes and order a little more so that you always have a small supply of Ras el Hanout at home.