Berbere

N. Africa / House Blend

From Ethiopa and Eretria comes this intriguing spice blend, featuring a range of exotic spices. The combination of heat from ginger and chiles alongside the unusual flavors of ajwain and fenugreek with an aromatic chorus of cardamom, cinnamon and nutmeg make this unusual mix a power-house of flavor. 

Traditionally used to season the various lentil stews called "wats", it can also be used as a rub on chicken and lamb. Berbere has a wonderful flavor affinity with tomato, so try it in your favorite recipes for tomato based soups or chili.Learn how to make the blend and use it in a range of recipes with World Spice at Home

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Bill Hettig
about 2 months ago

This sauce is addictive and can be used on almost anything that wants a drizzle of sweet-sour-spicy... Hot & Sweet Berbere Sauce— rice vinegar, 1/2 cup; sugar, 1/2 cup; garlic, fresh, 2 cloves, smashed and minced; sea salt, 1/4 tsp; berbere, 1 tsp. In a small sauce pan add vinegar and bring to a boil. Add sugar and stir to dissolve. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Place garlic and salt in a mortar and create a paste. Stir in the berbere and blend well. Off heat stir in the paste. Let cool and serve.

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Julie's Empanadas
about 2 months ago

Spice up your ketchup with Berbere!

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Coriander, Fenugreek Sd, Black Pepper, Paprika, Pequin, Garlic, Ginger, Allspice, Cardamom, Turmeric, Cloves, and Cinnamon
  • Double sized berbere whole
Mixed by hand,
Ground to order,
when you order