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    Berbere Sauce

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    10 mins

    5 mins

    5 mins

    Rita~'s Note:

    African Spice mix

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    Serves: 15



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    1. 1
      In a small frying pan, combine the cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom pods, black pepper, allspice, fenugreek and Coriander seeds.
    2. 2
      Cook over medium-low heat, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 1 minute.
    3. 3
      Place in a blender or coffee grinder used for spices, add shallots and whirl until finely ground.
    4. 4
      Discard stems and seeds from chilies. Break up the pods and process until ground.
    5. 5
      Combine with the toasted seasonings and the remaining spices.
    6. 6
      Refrigerate in a well-sealed jar or a tightly closed plastic bag.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 01, 2008


      I used this spice mix in West African Barbecue Sauce. I subbed cayenne pepper for the chilis, and added a little paprika. This was very easy and gives you the freshness of all the spices. A quarter recipe makes plenty for several recipes. Thanks!

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    • on October 13, 2005


      I needed this for Yetakelt W'et and was so happy to find this recipe. I halved the recipe which gave me what I needed for the vegetable stew and left enough over to fill a small spice jar. The resulting stew was wonderful, in part because of this spice mix. Thanks, Rita!

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    Nutritional Facts for Berbere Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (11 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 7.7
    Calories from Fat 1
    Total Fat 0.1 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 311.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 0.4 g
    Protein 0.3 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    cardamom pods

    dried Thai chiles

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