Ras El Hanout

60 mins (prep 60)
17 ingredients
0.75 servings
Here is yet another version of that mysterious spice blend with its origins in Morocco. This version is based on Paula Wolfert's, the authority on Moroccan cooking (outside of Morocco). Ras el hanout roughly translates to "head of the shop" and according to sources on the internet (and we all know that everything we read on the internet is true ;-)) the authentic versions can contain up to 100 ingredients, among them Spanish Fly and hashish. My version contains only ingredients that I am able to find at my nearby neighborhood ethnic markets; hence, no hashish or Spanish Fly. Since I have been unable to find certain types of peppers included in some recipes, I use dried chipotle peppers. No, it is not Morrocan; but it adds a hint of smokiness, on top of the smoked paprika, which I add later during the actual food prep. Although some versions of Ras include paprika, I feel that I have more control over the flavor if it is added later. Then I use Spanish smoked paprika (De la Vera).

Categories:  <-60-mins , condiments,-etc. , african , marinades-and-rubs , moroccan , oamc~freezer~make-ahead , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (177.45 g)
Servings 0.75
Amount per Serving
Calories 235.22 Calories from Fat 150.03
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16.67g 19.24%
Saturated Fat 3.15g 11.8%
Trans Fat 0.06g %
Cholesterol 9.66mg 2.42%
Sodium 299.24mg 9.35%
Total Carbohydrate 27.44g 6.86%
Dietary Fiber 10.44 g 31.31%
Sugars 1.9 g %
Protein 3.96g 5.95%
Vitamin A 1397.04IU% Vitamin C 8.84mg%
Calcium 218.0mg% Iron 5.92mg%
*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:
whole, cinnamon sticks, dried chipotle peppers, cumin seed, whole, allspice berries, black cardamom pods, saffron threads