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Berber Marinade

Courses: Marinades, Sauces
Serves: 1 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 teaspoon 5mlOnion (small)
2   Garlic
1   Ginger root
2 teaspoons 10mlCracked black peppercorns
1 teaspoon 5mlRed pepper flakes
1 teaspoon 5mlCoriander seeds
1 teaspoon 5mlCardamom grains
1 teaspoon 5mlFenugreek seeds - optional
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlCinnamon
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround cloves
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlGround allspice
1 tablespoon 15mlSalt or to taste
1/3 cup 78mlPaprika
1/2 cup 118mlOlive oil
1   Juice of one lemon

Recipe Instructions

Finely chop the onion. Mince garlic and ginger. Place onions, garlic, ginger, peppercorns, red pepper flakes, coriander, cardamom, fenugreek, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, salt and paprika in a dry skillet. Cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until spices are lightly toasted and fragrant.

Combine roasted spices, olive oil and lemon juice in blender and puree until smooth. Spread paste on meat and marinate overnight. Warning!! A little of this spicy mix goes a long way.

Makes enough marinade for about 2 lbs. Of meat. (pork, sirloin steak, tuna). Note:: fenugreek is a rectangular seed found in Indian or middle eastern grocery stores.

Richard Thead


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