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Karl’s Moroccan Spice Mix II (another Ras el Hanout)

I have made the Moroccan spice blend Ras el Hanout before. For this Father’s Day, I wanted a Moroccan blend that was just a little bit simpler than 29 ingredients. Looking at my old recipe, I cut out the more obscure spices and adjusted the quantities. To be called a Ras el Hanout the blend should have at least these eleven spices: allspice, black pepper, cardamom, cayenne pepper, cloves, coriander seeds, ginger, mace, nutmeg, turmeric, and white pepper. The quantities of each spice vary widely between blends I have found.

Karl’s Moroccan Spice Mix II (another “Ras el Hanout”)

Karl’s Moroccan Spice Mix II (another “Ras el Hanout”)

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Karl’s Roasted Garlic Couscous

After living in Chengdu, Sichuan, China, my family has always really loved garlic—a lot! I had an idea that popped into my head about a side dish to go with my Moroccan lamb—large chunks of roasted garlic floating in a sea of fluffy couscous.  My thought was that as you took a bite of couscous you would get a burst of roasted garlic goodness.

Karl’s Roasted Garlic Couscous

Karl’s Roasted Garlic Couscous

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Karl’s Lemon Saffron Couscous

I am making Surf-and-Turf for Miriam’s birthday dinner this weekend. I am making a Tunisian salad and I thought lemon couscous would be a good compliment. I have made lemon couscous before, but I thought I could improve it.

Karl’s Lemon Saffron Couscous

Karl’s Lemon Saffron Couscous

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Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanout Barbecued/Broiled Lamb

It’s my birthday and I get to make what I like. This means barbecued lamb. This year I decided I would go Moroccan.

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanut Barbequed/Broiled Lamb

Karl’s Moroccan Ras el Hanut Barbequed/Broiled Lamb

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Karl’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

I wanted a vegetable dish to go with my Moroccan lamb. None of the recipes I found on-line were quite what I had in mind. I started taking ingredients from several of them and built my own.

Karl’s Vegetable Tajine (Tagine)

Karl’s Vegetable Tajine
(Tagine)

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Karl’s Lemon Couscous

I am making a Moroccan feast for my birthday dinner. A tajine is frequently served over a bed of couscous. I decided that my vegetable tajine needed a lemon couscous. I looked at several recipes, but they all seemed very shy with the lemon juice.

Karl’s Lemon Couscous

Karl’s Lemon Couscous

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Karl’s Moroccan Orange and Spinach Salad with Ras el Hanout Shrimp

It is my birthday and I thought I would get creative and please myself. I was looking on-line for Moroccan dishes to add to my feast. I was scanning more for idea, rather than recipes. This combination for the salad just sort of clicked into place as I was reading.

Karl’s Moroccan Orange and Spinach Salad with Ras el Hanout Shrimp

Karl’s Moroccan Orange and Spinach Salad
with Ras el Hanout Shrimp

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Karl’s Barbecued Moroccan Tri-tip

Jan and Chris both asked me to do another barbecued tri-tip. The last time I did a tri-tip I used a Californian-Mexican seasoning.  This time I thought I would jump to another continent and do North African.

Karl’s Barbecued Moroccan Tri-tip

Karl’s Barbecued Moroccan Tri-tip

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Karl’s Moroccan Chermoula

Chermoula is one of those North African spice blends/sauces/marinades where each country has their own variation on a theme. Most of the blends start with garlic and coriander. I am using the chermoula as both a marinade for tri-tip and as a sauce, so I made a double batch. Here I am providing the single batch recipe.

Karl’s Moroccan Chermoula

Karl’s Moroccan Chermoula

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Karl’s Keto Moroccan Artichoke Tajine (Tagine)

This Sunday I am making a Moroccan barbecued tri-tip. Miriam requested a stone fruit and corn salad to go with it. Son-in-law Chris is still on his ketogenic diet, so large amounts of both corn and fruit are forbidden to him. I don’t want him to starve or to live only on meat, so I had to think of a third dish that would fit into his diet.

Karl’s Keto Moroccan Artichoke Tajine (Tagine)

Karl’s Keto Moroccan Artichoke Tajine (Tagine)

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