The Raz el Hanout in the kitchen
It can contain up to 20 different spices - from classic cumin to cubèbe pepper, or even some Moroccan grocers, to the cantharide fly, reputed to be aphrodisiac - ras el-hanout means "head of the grocer".
This is the mix that is the reputation of the house, the one that is put on showcase and that will make you come back ...
Just as there are as many curries as there are regions in India, each Moroccan spice merchant has his own ras el-hanout recipe.
It is essential to prepare tajines, couscous or even pastillas.
Symbolizing Moroccan cuisine of Arab, Andalusian and Sephardic influence, ras el-hanout is a blend of sweet spices, and do not hesitate to flavor your broth, soups, or a simple pan-fried vegetable!