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Chermoula Paste - Em's Food For Friends

Chermoula Paste


Chermoula Paste

This traditional Moroccan spice paste is perfect for slow cooking, grilling, barbecuing and marinating.  Fragrant, spicy and fresh it is perfect with red meat, chicken and fish.  I actually double the batch and freeze half for next time.


Prep time:  10 Minutes             Cooking time:  2  Minutes               $  Low Budget


Makes 1 cup (approximately)


11/2 tsp of cumin seeds

1 tsp of coriander seeds

1 brown onion, coarsely chopped

1/4 cup of lemon juice

1/2 cup of chopped, fresh coriander

1/2 cup of chopped, fresh continental parsley

2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

2 tsp of grated ginger

1 tbs of paprika

2 tsp of ground turmeric

1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper

Sea salt and cracked pepper

1-2 tbs of water


Place the cumin and coriander seeds in a dry pan and heat until fragrant and the seeds start to pop slightly.


Place the coriander, parsley, seeds, lemon juice, onion, garlic, ginger, paprika, turmeric and cayenne pepper in a small food processor, season with salt and pepper and pulse until you have a fine paste adding a little water if needed.  Store in a jar in the fridge for up to two weeks or freeze in a zip lock back for up to 3 months.


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