- Handmade in small batches in the USA
- All-natural ingredients
- Dr. Axe Keto-Approved
- Plant-based and Vegan
- Low Sodium
Journey to the ancient medina in Fez, the culinary capital of Morocco. We combine our own selective spice blend in the style of Ras el Hanout, the best a spice trader has on hand, adding umami and marrying it with jammy figs, fragrant orange peel, sweet ginger, and crunchy roasted almonds. Lastly, we infuse this exotic blend into a high-oleic sunflower oil. The result is transporting and an aromatic, robust condiment that will make mealtime magical.
Imagine you are wandering through the labyrinth of passages in the medieval medinas of Fez. The air is redolent from the vibrant mounds of fragrant spices. The colors from the Berber dye vats shimmer jewel tones in the glimmer of sun. The smoke from open grills sets your taste buds a-watering. The experience is both exotic, full of adventure and oddly familiar, intriguing, and beckoning. Moroccan cuisine, one of the most diversified in the world, grew out of centuries of influence from the world to the north – the Moors, Europeans, especially Portuguese, and the Mediterranean. Great explorers established enclaves there as they expanded crucial spice routes from Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Spices are king in Moroccan dishes.
oo’mämē Moroccan Chile Crisp celebrates the traditions of these ancient markets and has at its core the famous Ras el Hanout. Traditionally, twenty-seven spices make up this epic blend, similar in its individuality to India’s garam masala. Every store and every family – like oo’mämē – have their own recipe. This Arabic name, meaning “head of the shop”, promotes the proprietary blend of the best possible spices that the seller currently has on hand. Our unique blend, like Ras el Hanout, relies on peppercorns, piquant red chiles, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, anise, coriander and so much more. Unlike Ras el Hanout, which is a mix of ground spices, we leave many of our ingredients whole, delivering pops of flavors for a delightful surprise.
We have married our own Ras el Hanout with umami-rich fermented black beans, jammy figs, fragrant orange peel, sweet ginger, and crunchy sesame seeds and roasted almonds. We infuse this exotic blend into a high-oleic sunflower oil, resulting in an aromatic, robust condiment, perfectly balanced between sweet and savory, and reminiscent of the big-on-flavor-food from Morocco’s culinary capital. We work hard to source and blend these many and varied ingredients — often hard for the home cook to source — and mix to perfection. One spoonful of this on any dish drops you deep into the heart of the medina and kicks up any dish 1000%. oo’mämē Moroccan Chile Crisp is indeed a Passport for Your Pantry!