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Merguez Sausage Spice Blend

Although of Tunisian and Algerian origin, spicy merguez sausages are quite popular in Morocco. Some butchers boast their own signature merguez spice blend, while others prepare the sausages with a commercial mix instead. Here is a traditional merguez blend recipe.

Merguez Sausage Spice Blend
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground fennel seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander seeds
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons icing sugar (optional, for a sweet contrast)
Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients into a bowl and stir to combine. Sift once, stir again and transfer to an airtight container for storage.
Notes
Once combined, store the mixture in an airtight glass or plastic container for up to six months. Use this spice blend when making Merguez Sausages.

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