Best Ever Spice Mix for Lamb and Chicken

For a flavour of North Africa add this spice mix to grilled lamb or chicken – it’s absolutely delicious!

Prep time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Makes: 1 small jar

Ras el Hanout Spice mix


  • 2tsp coriander seeds
  • 2tsp cumin seeds
  • 2tsp fennel seeds
  • 2tsp chilli flakes
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 2tsp sea salt
  • 1tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5tsp ground cardamom
  • 1.5tsp paprika
  • 1.5tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cloves
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1tsp ground turmeric
  • 1tsp allspice
  • 2tsp dried rose petals (optional, but adds authenticity)


  • Gently toast the coriander, cumin and fennel seeds in a skillet over medium heat, tossing the pan frequently to avoid burning
  • Blitz everything for a few seconds in a clean coffee grinder until it’s in powder form
  • Store in an air tight container for up to 1 month

To marinade your meat, add 4tbsp of the spice mix to a small bowl along with 2tbsp olive oil and the juice and finely-grated zest of two lemons. Mix well to combine then massage the spice paste into the meat. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours then cook your meat as desired.

Enjoy x

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