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Chermoula Paste (Moroccan Chermoula Sauce)

Chermoula paste is a delicious North African wonder paste with many nutritional benefits. Made with parsley leaves, fresh coriander and other ingredients, it adds irresistible flavor to your dishes!

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❤️ WHY YOU WILL LOVE IT

Chermoula pairs well with fish, poultry and vegetables, making it perfect for those tight weekday meals. It’s also great on sandwiches and wraps, so it’s a great way to get more vegetables into your diet.

This super easy recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, or even longer in the freezer. So you can make a large batch and store it in an airtight container to have on hand.

💭 What is Chermoula Paste (Sauce)?

Chermoula is essentially a green herbal paste made from cilantro, parsley, cilantro, garlic and lemon juice and has a wonderful taste.

Think of it as one of those “secret ingredient” type things.You can add it to just about anything.

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Chermoula is a popular spice paste in Moroccan cuisine and has many uses beyond flavoring fish and poultry for the oven. With a slightly sour taste, it goes well with meat and chicken dishes!

🥘 Chermoula vs Chimichurri

Both Chermoula and chimichurri are green herb pastes often used as sauces and condiments. Both can be easily made at home using traditional Mediterranean ingredients.

Handy to have on hand to add flavor to quick weekday meals. Also useful for seasoning sandwiches, wraps, or vegetables.

Chermoula and chimichurri have similar flavor profiles, but each has distinct characteristics. Chimichurri is often more garlicky than charmoura. It contains a lot of garlic, so it has a richer taste.

Chermoula sauce is enriched with fresh herbs and citrus juices and mixes well with other dishes. Both chermoura and chimichurri are delicious, so you can’t go wrong with either!

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I blender This African spice paste, food processor. Also, small personal blender If the amount to be made is small.

🧾Ingredients used

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  • fresh parsley and coriander: You can buy fresh vegetables at your local grocery store. Parsley has an inflammatory effect, and coriander is said to be a powerful cleansing vegetable.
  • Olive oil: The oil turns the ingredients into a paste. You can use your favorite cooking oil.
  • garlic: Use fresh garlic cloves or garlic powder for this recipe.
  • lemon juice: Lemon juice gives tangy and fresh taste. You can also use lemon peel.
  • spices: smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, black pepper, saltWhen turmeric powder.

🔪 how to make a recipe

This Chermoula paste recipe is ready in no time.

  1. Add ingredients to blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until coarse or desired texture.
  3. Add more olive oil if desired.
  4. Store in an airtight container.
How to make chermoula paste

🥫 Storing and Reheating

Store this chermoula recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about a week. After this time, the flavor may begin to be lost.

You can store it in an airtight container and freeze it for about a month. Then thaw overnight in the refrigerator when ready to use.

Another way to store chermura paste is to pour the sauce into ice cube trays and freeze. Once frozen, remove and place in an airtight bag.

💭 Tips and variations

  • Add Chermoula sauce to mayonnaise to make an easy homemade sauce to accompany fish or chicken.
  • It’s also great mixed into yogurt or drizzled over a bowl of steamed vegetables.
  • Chermoula is a little spicy, so add more if you like. cayenne pepper Or more ground paprika than the recipe calls for.
  • There are many different ways to make this African sauce. Add sour cream, red pepper, sweet paprika, fresh coriander, red pepper flakes, or coriander seeds for variety.
  • If using as a salad dressing, add a little oil to thicken.
  • As with all spice blends, the quality and freshness of the ingredients make a difference. Try to use lots of fresh, sweet herbs and spices whenever possible.
Chermoula sauce with chicken thighs
Chicken thighs made with Chermoula sauce

🍽️ What can you eat Chermoula with?

Chermoula paste is ideal for salad dressings and marinades. Serve with grilled chicken or fish, or add to soups and stews. Chermoula sauce is the primary marinade used to make Chermoula chicken recipes.

You can even mix this sauce with mayonnaise and use it in almost any way you can think of!

👩‍🍳 FAQ

What does Chermoula taste like?

Chermoula is a bold, fragrant blend of herbs with a hint of citrus and garlic thanks to the lemon juice.

What is Chermoula Paste made from?

Besides herbs, the main ingredients of Chermoula are oil and lemon juice. Don’t omit the lemon juice as it balances the spice and herb flavors. On top of that, Chermoula is a very forgiving and simple recipe that you can adjust according to your taste.

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Moroccan Chermoula Paste

Chermoula paste

Chermoula paste is a delicious North African wonder paste with many nutritional benefits. Made with parsley leaves, fresh coriander and other ingredients, it adds irresistible flavor to your dishes!

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course: Seasoning/Spice

cooking: Africa

Preparation time: 3 minutes

Cooking time: 2 minutes

total time: Five minutes

Serving: 12

calorie: 88kcal

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Note

This recipe serves 12 people, one serving is 1 tablespoon. Each serving he contains 1 net carb.

  • Add chermurra to mayonnaise to make an easy homemade sauce to accompany fish or chicken.
  • There are many different ways to make this African sauce. Add sour cream, red pepper, sweet paprika, fresh coriander, or coriander seeds to this spice mix.
  • If using as a salad dressing, add a little oil to thicken.
  • As with all spice blends, the quality and freshness of the ingredients make a difference. Try to use lots of fresh, sweet herbs and spices whenever possible.

nutrition

calorie: 88kcal | | carbohydrate: 2g | | protein: 0.5g | | thick: 9g | | saturated fat: 1g | | Polyunsaturated fat: 1g | | Monounsaturated fat: 7g | | sodium: 199mg | | potassium: 75mg | | fiber: 1g | | sugar: 0.2g | | Vitamin A: 896IU | | Vitamin C: 9mg | | calcium: 17mg | | iron: 1mg

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