Introducing Tagine Seasoning! This exciting, all-in-one Moroccan spice mix contains everything you need to add flavour and excitement to many dishes - tagines, stews, meatballs, rice dishes, salads and more.
Tagine Seasoning is a simple Moroccan spice mix that can be used instead of using store-bought blends.
This is a gorgeous tagine spice mix that is wonderfully fragrant, slightly savoury and with a hint of sweetness from the allspice.
What Spices are Used in Tagine Spice?
- Cumin - adds a slightly sweet, warm earthy flavour with a slight nutty element and forms the base of this blend.
- Coriander - adds a mild floral, lemon-like taste.
- Turmeric - a wonderful golden colour with a slightly bitter, citrusy taste. This is what will,give your blend a warm golden colour, be careful when using it as it stains everything yellow.
- Paprika - for its bright red colour and full bodied flavour. If you would like some heat in your blend try a hot paprika or for some robust smoky flavour try some smoked paprika instead.
- Cardamom - has a fresh, zesty taste and can simultaneously be slightly sweet and spicy.
- Allspice - is a berry and called allspice because it taste like a combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Not to be confused with mixed spice that is milder and sweeter. I usually use allspice for savoury dishes and mixed spice for sweet dishes.
How to Make It
I personally like to buy all my spices whole (seeds, pods, etc) roast them in the oven or warm them in a pan to release their flavours and oils and then grind them using a spice blender.
However, you can just mix the ground versions as a quick fix instead.
Then all you have to do is mix all the spices together until well combined
Pour into a glass jar or in an air-tight container and store in a dark part of your pantry.
RECIPE NOTE: If you just want to make a small amount just use teaspoons instead of tablespoons.
How to Use It
A quick versatile blend great in your favourite tagine recipes, or you could try it:
- In your meatballs and burgers for added flavour.
- Mixed with oil as a paste for roast lamb or roast chicken (replace 3.5 teaspoons of our blend).
- As a rub for grilled meats, fish or chicken.
- Wonderful or roasted vegetables, such as pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots, zucchini or eggplant.
- In your rice dishes or pilau.
- Shake it up in your dressings to pour over salads or grain bowls.
- Stir it through tahini or hummus for exotic depth.
- A great blend to use to roast your chickpeas with or to add to lentil or bean dishes.
- Toss it through chickpeas and roast for a delightful snack (1 tin chickpeas with two teaspoons of seasoning.
What is a Tagine?
- They are earthenware or ceramic pots with a cone shaped lid that are usually used in Moroccan cooking.
- They were made for slow cooking over a fire or over gas with the clay enabling the heat to be diffused evenly to replicate an oven.
- This style of cooking results in a melt in your mouth like stew or casserole that can be made with meat, poultry or vegetables.
Can I Cook Tagine Without a Tagine
It is not necessary to have a tagine pot in order to enjoy the rich slightly sweet flavours of this Moroccan speciality, you can use any lidded pot instead you just need to make sure that its lid fits tightly.
How Much Does It Make?
Our blend makes a total of 18 teaspoons which is just under a quarter of a cup of tagine spice mix! The nutritional information has been calculated per teaspoon.
How Should I Store It?
It should be stored in a tightly sealed glass container in a cool dark place in your pantry.
- It doesn't contain added sugars, starches, grains, dairy, and processed flavour-builders like MSG and sulphites.
- So you can consider it suitable for all diets - paleo, whole30,low-carb, ke5o, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian.
- Each serve contains zero net carbs and 6kcals.
(Please note we use a nutritional database to calculate the nutritional information and should be considered as an estimate).
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1 tablespoons turmeric
- 1 tablespoon mild paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- Gather your spice blends.
- Tip into a small mixing bowl.
- Mix until well combined.
- Store in a glass jar or air-tight container and store in a dark part of your pantry.
If you just want to make a small amount just use teaspoons instead of tablespoons.