Merguez Spice mix – use with chips, crisps or nachos

This is a spice mix that is based on the flavours of the North African sausage. You can use this spice mix to enhance your meat, chicken, home made oven chips or home made Nachos by simply sprinkling on your meat, chicken, home made oven chips or home made Nachos before you place in the oven.

If you double up the quantiles you can keep stored in an air tight container for another day.

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  • Serves: N/A
  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: N/A minutes
  • Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp paprika (smoked and spicy if available)
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Preparation method
Step 1 grind the cumin,fennel, coriander, peppercorns in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder.
Step 2 add the paprika , chilli powder and salt and mix
Step 3 Ta-dah! all done.  Just sprinkle on your meat, chicken, chips or nachos before you cook in the oven

Chicken Fajita Seasoning

Simple to make and I promise you will never buy the shop packets of Fajita mix ever again.! You can double or quadruple the ingredients and store in an airtight container and keep for when ever you want Fajita’s

Mix
Fajita Mix
  • Serves: 4-6
  • prep Time: 5-10 minutes
  • Cook time: ** minutes
  • Total time: 5-10 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Preparation method
Step 1 Stir cornstarch, chilli powder, salt, paprika, sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and cumin together in a small bowl.
Step 2 To use fry off 4 chicken breasts with onions and peppers. Add 2 teaspoons to the Fajita mix or more according to taste