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Old 12-08-2017, 06:37 PM
 
Location: 49th parallel
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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It says that the Moroccan spice blend consists of black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, and nutmeg. These spices can be found easily in our local groceries.

I have been meaning to try the Mexican Cochinita Pibil, which is quite similar to the Moroccan slow roasted pork. But what is Achiote, and is there a substitute spice for it?
It is a spice sometimes used more to impart color than flavor. You can substitute turmeric and/or paprika. (I found achiote and a Mercado if their is one near you. Also get my tamarind paste there)
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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It is a spice sometimes used more to impart color than flavor. You can substitute turmeric and/or paprika. (I found achiote and a Mercado if their is one near you. Also get my tamarind paste there)
There isn't a Mercado near me. Thanks for the info though.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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That sounds yummy. I have pork in the freezer and know what I am doing with it!!
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:31 AM
 
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Me too, only I bought a chuck roast for mine. Still have to get some of the spices.
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Old 12-13-2017, 08:21 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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It says that the Moroccan spice blend consists of black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, and nutmeg. These spices can be found easily in our local groceries.

I have been meaning to try the Mexican Cochinita Pibil, which is quite similar to the Moroccan slow roasted pork. But what is Achiote, and is there a substitute spice for it?
There is no substitute for Achiote and it does add a very nice smoky flavor as well as a nice red color. It is also used with chicken and fish. Achiote paste is usually mixed with sour orange to make a marinade. Sour orange is another specialty ingredient but you can substitute a mix of regular orange, lime and/or lemon juice. Achiote is made from annato seeds. You can buy it online and as mentioned in Mexican supermarkets.

https://www.amazon.com/El-Yucateco-A...0000GHNV8?th=1
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Old 12-14-2017, 08:53 PM
 
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There is no substitute for Achiote and it does add a very nice smoky flavor as well as a nice red color. It is also used with chicken and fish. Achiote paste is usually mixed with sour orange to make a marinade. Sour orange is another specialty ingredient but you can substitute a mix of regular orange, lime and/or lemon juice. Achiote is made from annato seeds. You can buy it online and as mentioned in Mexican supermarkets.

https://www.amazon.com/El-Yucateco-A...0000GHNV8?th=1
That's what I thought, there is no substitute for Achiote. Thanks for the Amazon link, but it says: "This item does not ship to Canada. Please check other sellers who may ship internationally." I just have to be patient and try other venues.


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Old 12-15-2017, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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It says that the Moroccan spice blend consists of black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, and nutmeg. These spices can be found easily in our local groceries...
My Moroccan spice blend consists of paprika, garlic powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, turmeric, star anise, white pepper, black pepper, and salt.

Tonight, I made chicken tagine using my Moroccan spice mixture, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, onions, cauliflower, dried apricots, olives, honey, chicken broth, and chicken thighs. I made a large batch for my wife to take to her co-workers for lunch.

Yes, I also have a job.
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Old 12-15-2017, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Left coast
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My Moroccan spice blend consists of paprika, garlic powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, turmeric, star anise, white pepper, black pepper, and salt.

Tonight, I made chicken tagine using my Moroccan spice mixture, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, onions, cauliflower, dried apricots, olives, honey, chicken broth, and chicken thighs. I made a large batch for my wife to take to her co-workers for lunch.

Yes, I also have a job.
YUM!-

I have become very fond of the Moroccan spice blend (mine has no garlic or cumin)- in fact I thought I felt a cold coming on, had a big serving of my Moroccan beef (I used a thick chuck steak, cooked it stove top for 2 hours on a low simmer) and felt it ebb-

I actually like the beef version better than the pork- tried that last night-

I am also a fan of chicken thighs, so that will probably be my next attempt!
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:38 AM
 
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My Moroccan spice blend consists of paprika, garlic powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, coriander, cumin, cardamom, cloves, turmeric, star anise, white pepper, black pepper, and salt.

Tonight, I made chicken tagine using my Moroccan spice mixture, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, onions, cauliflower, dried apricots, olives, honey, chicken broth, and chicken thighs. I made a large batch for my wife to take to her co-workers for lunch.

Yes, I also have a job.
I have saved this valuable recipe. Thanks.
Lucky Mrs DG and co-workers.
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