I am intrigued by this recipe from Rachael Ray for Moroccan Spice Blend and decide to make it my next “new thing”. I have all the ingredients in my pantry. (If you look closely, you’ll see a 2008 expiration date on one spice jar. I refill my jars with herbs bought in bulk at Good Earth natural foods so my spices are not expired!)
- 2 Tablespoons Paprika
- 1 Tablespoon ground Turmeric
- 2 teaspoons ground Ginger
- 2 1/2 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground Allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground Cardamom
- 1 teaspoon ground Coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne
My first experiment with the spice blend is Balsamic-roasted pork tenderloin, one of the most saved recipes on allrecipes.com. I put equal parts olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a measuring cup and add 2 tablespoons spice blend.
Next I put the pork in a Ziploc bag and added the marinade mixture. Marinate the pork 2 hours to overnight. When you are ready to cook the pork, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Put the pork in a 9×13 glass dish and pour in the marinade.