Arab seven spice is a mixture of spices unique to the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. When these different spices are combined, they create a taste and odor unlike any other I have encountered. The great thing is that you don’t have cook Mediterranean or Arab food in order to use this. The mixture is great for everyday hamburgers, chicken, pork or just about anything you can imagine. It is similar to, or better than, any all spice you can buy in local grocery stores. Make up a batch of this and experiment with it.
When I prepare this, I usually clean out an old, empty spice bottle and simply put it in. Although, any type of pouch or bottle will do. You can also drop by a specialty store or craft shop and pick up a special, unique bottle. It is a great idea to make up several bottles of the Arab seven spice, print out a unique, fancy label, and give it away as a gift for Christmas or other holidays.
This spice can be kept in a cool, dry place or on you spice rack. For best results, however, it is best kept in the freezer.
If you don’t want to make the mixture from scratch, and you can find it premade in your local grocery story, you can try an Arab food store or order it online for that matter. Give the Arab Seven Spice a try, you won’t regret it.
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- 1/2 tsp of ground cardamon
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp of ground nutmeg
- 1 tbsp of ground coriander
- 1 tbsp of ground cloves
- 2 tbsp of paprika
- 2 tbsp of ground cumin
- 2 tbsp of ground black pepper
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Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix until they are well combined. Carefully pour the Arab 7 spice mixture into a container or pouch. Store it in a cool dry place.