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Tunisian Couscous Seasoning

Inspired by the sun-drenched Mediterranean flavors of traditional Tunisian cuisine, Tunisian Couscous Seasoning is a bright, aromatic blend of turmeric, cumin, coriander, cardamom, crushed chile pepper and zesty garlic and onion. Tart lemon peel, warm ginger, and fragrant saffron balance out blend’s piquant, spicy flavors. Designed as a flavoring for couscous, this spice blend is equally delicious on grilled or roasted vegetables, meats, and rice.

  • Pungent flavor of tumeric and coriander with chiles and a complex array of spices

  • Finely-ground spice blend

  • Rusty red color

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    Price: $2.60
    $1.73 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Add to cooking liquid with couscous

  • Create a bold rub for roasted and grilled meats

  • Use to flavor soups, stews, salads, vegetables and egg dishes

  • Add a pinch to vinaigrettes, dressings and sauces

  • Add to vegetables at the start of cooking

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Use as desired.

    Storage & handling

    Store in a dry, cool place.

    Ingredients

    Spices, Turmeric, Garlic, Paprika, Onion, Lemon peel, Contains 2% or less of Saffron.

    Couscous is the national dish of Tunisia, where it is called kousksi. Though it resembles a grain, couscous is actually a type of pasta made from durum semolina wheat. The wheat is rolled into small balls that are crushed and then streamed using a special double-chambered cooking pot called a couscoussier.

    Today, most couscous is sold pre-steamed to shorten the cooking process. Distinct from Algerian or Moroccan recipes, in Tunisia couscous is almost always served with a red, tomato-based sauce and a characteristic spice blend which includes coriander, chile powder, garlic, caraway seeds, and turmeric. Fish, tripe, hard-boiled eggs, and meats are all served with couscous in Tunisia, as are spice-scented meatballs made from beef or lamb.

    Classic recipe

    Tunisian Couscous Salad

    Our Tunisian Couscous Seasoning imparts the flavors North African flavors to classic couscous. The addition of Marcona almonds, juicy oranges, fresh tomato and radishes add bright flavor and a crunchy texture.