Berbere -- Ethiopian Red Pepper and Spice Paste
30 mins (prep 15, cooking 15)
17 ingredients
2 servings
This is a new discovery for me but I was quickly converted when this paste helped me make a wonderfully rich tomato sauce, full of deep flavours. Berbere spice paste has many variations. This is a mild form but you can certainly exchange some of the paprika for more cayenne pepper to make it hot and spicy. When you come to use it, in a tomato sauce for example, roast it for at least 5 minutes in your frying pan or sauce pot, adding water a few drops at a time to keep it from burning. The roasting helps the flavours develop.

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Serving Size (456.61 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 783.01 Calories from Fat 364.59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 40.51g 124.64%
Saturated Fat 6.11g 61.09%
Trans Fat 0.19g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 5905.37mg 492.11%
Total Carbohydrate 136.79g 91.19%
Dietary Fiber 86.91 g 695.28%
Sugars 26.0 g %
Protein 35.45g 141.8%
Vitamin A 122690.12IU% Vitamin C 13.46mg%
Calcium 575.83mg% Iron 51.54mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
ground ginger, ground cardamom, ground coriander, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground allspice, finely chopped onions, finely chopped garlic, dry red wine, fresh ground black pepper