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Magic Monkey Mix

Posted by politicalmonkey2010 on January 4, 2012

Okay, it’s not my invention, it is my mother in laws….it starts out like this:

What’s in there?  What isn’t?  What I could identify ..ginger, bay leaves, peppercorns, capers, red peppers, mustard seed, dried cilantro, cumin, cloves, anise, cinnamon  and about 100 other spices that I can’t identify…including those twig things.

Grind it all up and it looks like this:

When you grind it up, the entire house gets this heady, exotic aroma floating thru it…a mixture of a “Christmas” aroma and that certain something that you just can’t  identify.  I love going to Khan Khalili and walking thru the spice market….amazing experience, your senses are just assaulted.  Each shop has their own version of mama’s magic spice mix.

Use:  chicken and beef as a rub…and excellent when used in mashi – stuffed grape leaves, or cabbage, or bell peppers or squash..you see where I am going with this?  If it can be hollowed out or rolled and stuffed with rice, it is mashi!




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