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{C}hermoula: #AtoZChallenge 2016

Since starting this, now love affair with all things food, I cannot stop buying herbs and spices!  I’ve gone from having salt,  pepper, old bay and garlic salt as the only spices on my spice rack to an impressively well-stocked spice closet!

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Finding meals that include these spices & herbs is very exciting. Replicating classic dishes that include many of these spices is fulfilling and satisfying. It makes me feel very ‘Top Chef -like’. *smiling coyly*.

Since today’s letter is C I went in a search for recipe that would rep my {spice} rack well.  I came up with Chermoula- a spicy North African sauce,  that can do  double duty as a marinade.

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Charmoula (you’ll also see it spelled Chermoula) is a spicy sauce and marinade made of a complex spice mixture containing- among other things- herbs, cinnamon, black pepper, cloves, cumin,  paprika, coriander and in some cases,  lemon. This sauce is used on meat and fish and can even be adjusted to make a unique vinaigrette.

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It may be a little while before I mix up this tangy delight.  Mainly because I’m a bit of a wuss when it comes to spicy hot flavors.  But when I do,  or will definitely be blog fodder.

What herbs and spices are your favorites?

Do tell. …

Next…. the Letter {D}

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4 thoughts on “{C}hermoula: #AtoZChallenge 2016

  1. I have alphabetized my spices, but I’ve never heard of that one. In my C row I’ve got cinnamon, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and cilantro. And some others, but those are the most used.

    • Hi Jen
      I like the idea of alphabetizing the spices- makes them easier to find. Definitely going to consider this 😊. Since charmoula is made up of some’spicy’ spices, I bet your cayenne pepper would be a nice substitution for one of the ‘spicy’ spices usually used in this sauce/marinade.

      Thx for stopping by my space of the blogosphere. Stop in anytime 😊

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