Thursday 26 April 2018

Let Tesco's Finest spice up your day

Tesco Finest range has introduced a ras el hanout spice mix
Tesco Finest range has introduced a ras el hanout spice mix

Ras El Hanout has a bit of a reputation for being a pretty sexy little spice mix thanks to past inclusion of cantharides, a powder derived from the Spanish fly beetle, known for its aphrodisiac properties. Unfortunately for us, cantharides were banned for sale in Morocco a few years ago, presumably due to a population explosion.

However, the Moroccan spice blend is still delicious, minus the saucy spice. It still contains a fair whack of ingredients, often more than a dozen toasted and ground spices, including the likes of cardamom, clove, cinnamon and coriander.

However, you don't need to blend your own, the Tesco Finest range has introduced a ras el hanout spice mix perfect for our (lazy) Ottolenghi aspirations.

www.tesco.ie

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