Ras el Hanout is Arabic and loosely means ‘head of the shop’. It refers to the very best stuff a spice dealer has to offer. Ras el Hanout is not just one spice blend, but comes in many variations, including curry and Garam Masala.
Mill & Mortar’s Ras el Hanout blend has notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and warm spices combined with the sweetness of rose petals and lavender. This blend is ideal for lamb, but also tastes wonderful in chicken, couscous and vegetable stews.
Ras el Hanout lamb stew
This divine lamb stew is mildly spicy, yet rich in flavour with a touch of sweetness from the dried fruit. A delightful, slow-cooked dish that lets you enjoy the wonderful aromas for hours as they spread throughout the kitchen.
4 lamb shanks
2-3 tbsp Ras el Hanout
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp oil
500-1,000 ml stock (veal, beef, lamb or whatever is available)
4 tbsp honey
75 g almonds
75 g raisins or other dried fruit
Fresh herbs, such as parsley or coriander (optional)