Ras El Hanout Spice Rub

19 Jul

Ras El Hanout is Arabic for “Head of the Shop or Best of the Shop”. It’s an amazing dry rub for chicken and lamb.

Ras El Hanout


  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground mace
  • 1/2 tsp saffron threads
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper

Mix all of the above spices and store in an air tight container until use. I used this rub in an attempt to recreate the Moroccan style chicken served at my Son’s Wedding. This is a unique rub used on chicken or lamb or combine it with yogurt for a marinade. I found the recipe for this rub in different cooking magazines and on-line.


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