September 2020 Morocco

Spices

  • Ras el Hanout
  • Harissa Blend
  • Roasted Sesame Seeds

Dishes

  • Zaalouk Eggplant Dip
  • Moroccan Bread
  • Harissa Roasted Carrots
  • Roasted Veggie Couscous
  • Lamb Tajine
  • Ghoriba Bahla Sesame Shortbread Cookies

Review

September’s Spice Madam box has got to be one of the best we’ve received since beginning in November 2018. The Zaalouk Eggplant Dip is such a good, savory pairing with the sweet, nutty Moroccan Bread (which we also dipped in the Harissa sauce that was used on the Harissa Roasted Carrots). The Harissa Roasted Carrots are a great combo of sweet and spicy, though not quite as flavorful as we had hoped. The Roasted Veggie Couscous and the Lamb Tajine fight to be stars of the meal – both delicious in their own way. The Roasted Veggie Couscous is packed with flavors, including a sweetness added by raisins and nuttiness added by toasted almond slices. The let down for me was the Ghoriba Bahla Sesame Shortbread Cookies. The taste is pretty typical of a shortbread – very buttery, a little nutty from the Roasted Sesame Seeds – but the texture is very much like Styrofoam or sand. Erik loves them, but I am not a fan.

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