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.
Ready to use. Use as desired.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
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.
Our Tunisian spice blend makes a delicious cous cous salad reminiscent of the flavors of North Africa. The addition of marcona almonds,orange, and fresh tomato and radish gives it a fresh twist.