Berbere Spice Paste

Makes 2 3/4 cups Berbere is a traditional Ethiopian spice blend made with chiles, warming spices, fenugreek, and other aromatic ingredients. Use this paste to rub meats, poultry, and fish before grilling. Ingredients 4 pequin chiles, seeds and stem removed 2 teaspoons cardamom seeds 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1 teaspoon […]

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Kitchen Vocab: Tagine

Tagine. It’s two words in one, though both are related. It is both a dish, and the dish the dish is made in! Get it yet? A tagine is a North African recipe of Berber origin and is a staple of Moroccan cuisine. Berber refers to the indigenous people of […]

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North Africa’s Fiery Sauce

Culinary cultures based in steamy equatorial climates all have their own spicy chile condiments, like Mexico’s hot salsas, Indonesia’s sambals, Caribbean vinegar-based habañero sauces—even our own Louisiana’s Tabasco. But harissa, the garlic-laced spice paste of Tunisia, shared also by Morocco and Algeria, imparts a singular fruity complexity in the luxurious […]

Main Dishes

Seared Salmon With Moroccan-Style Spices

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 3 pounds salmon fillet 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1 1/2 teaspoons coriander seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons caraway seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons anise seeds 1 […]