Blend No.8 Merguez - Has its roots in North West Africa, popular in both the Middle East & Europe. Sometimes found in sausages, as a flavour it has got a beautiful aromatic quality that we felt can work as a rub or as a meal maker.
Try it as a BBQ rub and we are sure you will agree, it is just too good to be limited to a sausage, although they taste great too. It has a well-rounded flavour and we like to serve it with roasted vegetables or on potato wedges.
As a main dish we think we have got a winner here. Follow our recipe card to create a hearty stew in record time that is packed full of flavour and is full of goodness. We would suggest serving it with couscous.
All of our spice mixes are hand blended by us to our own recipes in small batches. Our suppliers source our spices direct from the producers all over the world so you get fresh, full flavoured spices that take your cooking to another level.
We cannot tell you how much of a difference using the right spices can make. It is difficult to keep all the spices you need to make these dishes, so buying them here, already blended, will save you time and also money as you will typically get 5 meals for 4 people from one 50g tin or 50g refill packs.
Merguez Mix Ingredients:
Paprika, Fennel Seed, Celery Salt, Cumin, Coriander, Cinnamon, Cayenne, Black Pepper
Easy, Quick & Healthy
We wanted to make it easy for everyone to cook our meals. If you can chop, fry and grill you’ll be able to cook any of our tasty meals in no time. We’ve put together a super easy full proof recipe for every one of our blends. There is also a shopping list of everything you will need and the recipe can be downloaded and printed out.
We have a passion for cooking healthy; all our blends are made just from spices and herbs, not loaded with sugar and other additives that don’t need to be there. All our blends are also vegetarian and vegan friendly.
This product was blended in premises that may contain nuts, peanuts, sesame, mustard, celery & cereal
Merguez Chicken With Chick Peas
A spice mix often found in sausages, this French/Tunisian spice mix is warm and hearty with a fennel undertone. A great spice that lends itself to stews and casseroles.
This recipe serves 4
Heat Level: Mild
Ready in 30 minutes
600g chicken breast strips
1 medium carrot - peeled and sliced
1 medium onion - diced
2 tsp Spicemasters Merguez mix
½ tin chick peas – drained
1 tbsp oil
½ tin chopped tomatoes
2 sprigs mint – chopped
1. Prepare your ingredients.
2. Mix the Merguez spice mix with 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl. Add the chicken breasts and mix well. Leave to marinate in the fridge for at least one hour.
3. Add the oil to a pan over a medium heat.
4. Fry the onion and carrot for 1 minute. Add the chicken and continue to fry for another 4 to 5 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
5. Add the chick peas, chopped mint and tomatoes. Bring to the boil.
6. Once boiling turn down the heat and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
7. Serve and enjoy. This dish goes well with cous cous.
Spice Master Tips
Marinating - Deepen the flavours by marinating the chicken in the fridge for 4 hours or over night.
Spices - It is important to “cook out” spices, frying them for a few minutes does this. Keep stiring them so they do not stick or burn as this will give your dish a bitter taste.
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We want you to be delighted with your spice selection and we're so sure you will absoloulty love them we make you this simple promise.
Try them, cook a meal or use them as a rub and have a BBQ and if you don't agree that they're packed full of flavour...
If they're not as as easy to use as we say they are...
if theres anything else you don't like about them...
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