Ethiopian Berberé is a blend traditionally used to spice hot stews. As with many ethnic spice blends, each Ethiopian Berberé blend will be different. Our blend is hot and peppery from the birds eye chilies and peppercorns. The heat is balanced by aromatic spices of clove, cardamom, allspice, ginger and nutmeg. Fenugreek and ajwain add an exotic complexity to the blend. The combination of heat and aromatic spices makes Berberé a perfect spice for a meat or fish rub, as a flavoring in lentil, winter squash or sweet potato dishes or as a flavoring in any stew. It is also a summertime favorite for an outdoor barbeque. It is even good on popcorn. It is quite versatile and fun to experiment with.
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