Moroccan Spice Rub (For Lamb & Other Meat)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

From The New Elegant But Easy Cookbook by Marian Burros and Lois Levine, c. 1998. If you want to add something a little extra to a rack or lamb or a leg of lamb, you can rub some of this on the meat, to your taste. You can also use on other types of meat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the cumin, paprika, coriander, salt, pepper, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and cayenne thoroughly. Rub on the surface of the meat. Rub the garlic over the spices and refrigerate overnight. Without the garlic the spices will keep for months in a tightly covered, air-tight covered container.


Most Helpful

I didn't like it so much on the first bite, but by the time I finished with my lamb, I decided I somewhat liked it. Not sure if it's because I've never had Moroccan before or because I omited the coriander.

carlamoose June 11, 2009

Very delicious! I made half the recipe then rubbed it on beef cubes for a tagine. I also sprinkled the mix on the potatoes that were going in the tagine. I will definitely be using this recipe again. Made for Photo Tag

Nasseh March 16, 2009

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