Ras-el-Hanout Spice Blend

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THE essential tagine seasoning

A DELIA SMITH ‘CHEAT’ INGREDIENT…amazingly complex mix of aromatic spice and herbal flavours. superb simply stirred into boiling rice and couscous or used as a rub on lamb.

featured in Delia’s ‘Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Lemons and Chickpeas’ recipe in ‘Delia’s How to Cheat at Cooking’ p123

No less than fifteen herbs & spices make our Ras-el-Hanout, the name of which translates to ‘Top of the Shop’ in Moroccan souks. competition is rife between spice traders to offer the finest blend, using recipes handed down through generations.

5.00 out of 5 based on 28 customer ratings
(28 customer reviews)

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Ideally used in: Rubs

Excellent with: Chicken Lamb Pork Rice

Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free Salt-Free Vegetarian

28 reviews for Ras-el-Hanout Spice Blend

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Graham Hardwick

    Ras-el-Hanout has certainly spiced up the couscous dishes I have made

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher Mann

    Your Ras-el-Hanout – fabulous!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brenda Rose

    Ras-el-hanout is excellent and essential for chichen and lamb tagines

  4. Rated 5 out of 5


    As soon as I opened the ras-el-hanout spice I knew I was on to a winner, I have never experienced so fragrant a spice! It is divine!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Liz B

    I’m a total fan of Ras-el-Hanout

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sue Dean

    I tried the Ras-el-Hanout spice mix on chicken breasts last night I have been “oohing” and “aahing” for the past hour on your Web site. It is fantastic!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you so much for the order placed on 8 March, which I received today, earlier than expected, packed beautifully and with a very useful catalogue inside.
    Excellent service – and so pleased to have the Ras Al Hanout which I’ve been using for a long time now but which I’ve found difficult to get recently. Streets ahead of others!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Ross

    I found you in Rick Steins recipe book and his recipe for Moroccan Lamb with ras-el-hanout was absolutely delicious.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon Thomas

    Last night we had a dinner for some friends and used the ras-el-hanout with lamb (as in Nigella) everyone raved about it!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    J. Hague-Beresford

    We love the Ras-el-hanout mix you make, especially the rose petals and lavender and don’t want to use anyone else’s now

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lesley Silver

    Thank you – my order which I placed in the small hours of yesterday morning, was despatched yesterday lunchtime, and in my hands before nine o’clock this morning. Is this a record? A couple of the items are for someone I’m seeing on Monday, so I’m delighted that they’re already here. (Most of them are for me!)
    I love that you acknowledged my order by emailing it back to me, and that you send status updates that I can read immediately without following a link and pasting in a number – it’s just there to read instantly.
    I hadn’t heard of ras el hanout till it was used on this year’s Masterchef, and thought of buying some, but there was so much choice, I didn’t know where to start, so I didn’t. I used it for the first time when it came in a HelloFresh box a few weeks ago. It may be the most delicious thing I have ever tasted, and HelloFresh were kind enough to share you with me.
    Every time I walked past the frying pan, I got such a gorgeous whiff that I didn’t want to wash it. That could be your new slogan: “So good, you won’t want to wash up.”
    Thank you both. I am a happy customer.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susanne Fitzpatrick

    Can’t tell you how happy I am with my Zahtar and Ras El Hanout – Absolutely Fabulous

  13. Rated 5 out of 5


    Your ras-el-hanout blend is just lovely. Cous cous has never tasted so good

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christine Harris

    I’ve just tried your Ras-El-Hanout spice mix in a Rick Stein recipe and it was very nice

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Louise Lacey

    Now I know what the flavour of Ras-el-Hanout is I will certainly experiment – I feel that courgettes, onion and garlic will compliment it.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Vicky Sutton (verified owner)

    This is such a lovely aromatic, complex mix, with a subtle underlying heat. Perfect to add interest to couscous, or as an easy way to make a delicious Moroccan style tagine, I have used with chicken, lamb and vegetarian with great success .

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    ennis (verified owner)

    I discovered this eye opening spice blend through HelloFresh and then the inspiring, idea filled Seasoned Pioneers website.

    This spice is rich and so flavoursome and works very well with chicken, lamb and vegetarian .

    My order was processed very promptly, arriving the next day.

    This has encouraged me to explore more new flavours and cooking ideas.

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Madelyn Dakeyne (verified owner)

    This blend is superb for couscous dishes and is better than any other brand I have found, including 2 examples I bought in a market in Marrakech. It is deliciously spicy without being too hot to taste all the flavours, including the delicate rose bud petals.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brian Norman

    I have frequently, over the past 2 or 3 years used your ras el hanout (bought from a local Lakeland shop) and it’s excellent, wouldn’t use any other.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Ruth Forrest (verified owner)

    Raz al hanout is a favourite for lamb rub -slow baked with apricots and onions, couscous with orange and pomegranate.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anne (verified owner)

    We held a biggish (12 of us) party to celebrate a 70th birthday and the birthday girl chose a north African theme for the meal. I did my usual Morrocan chicken with couscous. The Ras goes into the chicken marinade with oil and honey – it is just delicious. I took the empty packet with me to show the ‘girls’ (we are ‘The Dames Wot Dine’) because I knew they would ask about the flavours. They did! I suspect that several of them will be ordering Ras el hanout for themselves.

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Marius Helgaa (verified owner)

    Couscous without Ras-el-Hanout is really a boring experience. This blend really lifts any couscous dish.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Mitten (verified owner)

    This spice speaks for itself

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brigitte (verified owner)

    I think my review is superfluous ! This is the spice blend that wins hands down. I live in Southern France and we have many Moroccan, Tunisian
    and Algerian ex-pats at home here. North African cuisine ingredients are available in supermarkets and neighbourhood shops, but the Ras-al-hanout on sale is not a patch on Seasoned Pioneers’ blend. I love it and use in Gazpacho (!) and many other dishes.

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    susansimkiss54 (verified owner)

    Originally found this delightful mixture in a town many miles from us. No local stockist so now purchased online. Usually mix with a little soy and orange juice to cook chicken thighs. Use in couscous also. Tried supermarket blends but this one is far superior.

    Online service is excellent, the personalised and hand-signed note with the package is a charming gesture. Will buy more of this and other blends in gift packs for Christmas presents.

  26. Rated 5 out of 5

    vic.steadman (verified owner)

    Had this mix before from other suppliers, now I think I know what it should taste like!

  27. Rated 5 out of 5

    Peter Deane (verified owner)

    Can not fault this special Ras-el-hanout. Tried many others, this is the KING! Much superior to other mixes. My all time favourite.

  28. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brigitte (verified owner)

    Have reviewed Ras el Hanout before, a spice bland I cannot be without. Stuffed peppers, either mix the spice into the filling, or season the sauce with it..

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