Ras el Hanout

The Name Means ‘Top of The Shop’

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1/4 cups

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in
Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat

By Melissa Joulwan

Published 2011

  • About

Ras el Hanout (sounds like rahss el HA-nooT) originated in North Africa thousands of years ago and can include up to 100 individual spices. Each vendor in the market declares his blend to be the best and holds his recipe as a closely-guarded secret. Some people believe the seductive ingredients in Ras el Hanout produce an aphrodisiac. At the very least, any food you season with this exotic blend should inspire diners to kiss the cook.