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Charmoula Spice Blend

Scott Phillips

Servings: Yields about cup

Ask a Moroccan what charmoula is, and you’ll get a description of a lemony mixture of spices, garlic, and fresh herbs that’s used primarily to marinate or sauce fish. But charmoula can also be a dry spice mixture used for seasoning fish (see Charmoula Barramundi with Yogurt Sauce), chicken, or vegetables to give them a distinctive Moroccan flavor.


  • 2 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs. ground coriander
  • 1-1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric


  • Combine all of the ingredients. Store in an airtight container away from the light for up to 1 year.


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