Berbere 75g

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Berbere spice is  an essential ingredient in Ethiopian cuisine and is often used in stews, sauces, and meat dishes, known for its complex flavours and fiery heat, a combination of spicy, smoky, and slightly sweet flavours make berbere a favourite among spice enthusiasts.. It typically has a rich and earthy base, with prominent notes of chilli peppers, garlic, ginger, and various aromatic spices such as cloves, coriander, and cumin.

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Berbere spice is incredibly versatile and can be used in various dishes,  some recipe ideas to incorporate berbere spice into your cooking include:
  1. Ethiopian Doro Wat: Doro Wat is a traditional Ethiopian chicken stew made with berbere spice. The spice blend adds depth and heat to the dish, which is usually served with injera (Ethiopian flatbread).
  2. Spicy Lentil Soup: Add a teaspoon or two of berbere spice to your favourite lentil soup recipe for a spicy twist. It complements the earthiness of lentils and adds a rich, smoky flavour.
  3. Grilled Meats: Create a marinade by combining berbere spice with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic. Use it to marinate chicken, beef, or lamb before grilling for a flavourful and spicy main course.
  4. Roasted Vegetables: Toss vegetables like carrots, sweet potatoes, or cauliflower with berbere spice, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Roast them in the oven until tender and slightly caramelised for a delicious side dish.
  5. Berbere Hummus: Add a teaspoon of berbere spice to your homemade hummus for a spicy twist. Serve it with pita bread or as a flavourful dip for vegetables.
  6. Spicy Rice Pilaf: Add berbere spice to your rice pilaf recipe to infuse it with a fiery flavour. It pairs well with chicken, beef, or vegetable-based dishes.
  7. Berbere-Marinated Tofu: Create a marinade using berbere spice, soy sauce, and lime juice. Coat tofu slices in the marinade and let them sit for at least 30 minutes. Pan-fry or bake the tofu for a spicy vegetarian option.

Ingredients: Cayenne pepper, Fenugreek, paprika, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper, cardamon, allspice and cloves.

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