Ethiopian food is such a treat! If you haven't tried it, I bet you've tried some of the seasoning without realizing it. It's more readily available in certain parts of the US. Every time we visit New York or San Francisco, we make it a point to find a good Ethiopian restaurant near our hotel. It’s such a fun way to treat ourselves and yet, I never imagined I could make it myself... until now!
Spicewalla Berbere Seasoning is the first featured item in our October/November CrateChef box featuring Hawa Hassan. Berbere seasoning is a classic Ethiopian spice blend that brings the heat with a touch of sweetness.
Berbere forms the flavor base of classic Ethiopian dishes like doro wat and misir wat. It literally means “hot” or “pepper” in Amharic and a little goes a long way. Blending paprika, coriander, allspice, clove, and garlic among many other spices, this seasoning flavors stews with any combination of meats, vegetables, or legumes. Berbere also serves as a meat rub and even a condiment called “awaze” when combined with oil and red wine. There are so many options for this spice including a rub for shrimp or chicken and you can even add it to your popcorn for a tasty kick!
Since traveling is limited right now, through berbere you can vicariously visit Ethiopia in the comfort of your own home. Adding a new spice to your repertoire is the perfect way to jazz up an at-home meal and unlock your international cooking potential. The possibilities are endless.
And with Spicewalla, you can save your tin and replenish it with the refills instead of buying a whole new tin. It's a win win!