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Ethiopian Homemade Spice Blend

Ethiopian Homemade Spice Blend

Easy spice rub recipes have a few key ingredients and if you are wondering what spices to use for Mit’mit’a Ethiopian and Harissa African spice recipes look no further.


Ethiopian homemade spice blend is a trusted recipe for spice mixes.


Spice blends from around the world like Mit'mit'a Ethiopian herb and spice blend teaches us the art of traditional African cooking lies in the blending of herbs and spices to yield delicate distinctions in the flavor of food. 

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Mit’mit’a Ethiopian Spice Recipe

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April 2, 2018 

Ethiopian Mit'mit'a spice recipe

Ethiopian Mit'mit'a spice recipe goes great with all types of grilled, fried and baked foods. Give homemade spice mixes for gifts Christmas or birthdays and you are an instant sensation. Dry spice rub recipes from Ethiopia are easy to make since you can find all the ingredients for the Ethiopian Mit'mit'a spice recipe at your local grocery store.


Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 0
Yield: 3 ounces
Tags: Low fat
Nutrition facts: 0 calories
0 grams of fat

Ethiopian Homemade Spice Blend
Ingredients 2 tablespoons dried ground piri piri pepper
1 teaspoon cardamom
½ teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon salt

Directions Mix all ingredients in a bowl and store in an airtight container away from light and heat.

Hot pepper paste

Let's make another easy homemade African spice, Harissa African seasoning

Ingredients
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 hot peppers of your choice, diced
1 garlic clove, chopped
2-tablespoons cumin seeds, toasted
1-tablespoon coriander seeds
½-cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
A small handful of coriander leaves, chopped
1-tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1-teaspoon fine sea salt

Directions
Lightly toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until fragrant around 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool. Add the cooled seeds with the remaining ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.