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Undiscovered Chermoula | A Marinade You Need To Try

Posted on March 28, 2014 by Ashley Thompson | 0 comments

Our North African Chermoula Marinade is one of our best sellers, but you wouldn't guess it right?  It's because until our customers try it, they won't buy it simply because they have no idea what it is.  But once they have a little shot of this bold and zesty marinade, they are hooked.  Most people at our farmers markets pick it up and repeat chermoula about 3 times before they ask to try it.  I think they are infatuated with the name, cha-moul-ah.  cha-moul-ah.  cha-moul-ah.

So what is Chermoula? and why is it so addicting?

Chermoula is a North African / Moroccan style marinade often made up of lemon or preserved lemons, cilantro, garlic, oil, onion and spices including cumin, saffron, coriander seed and paprika.  There are many variations of this marinade and ingredients change depending on the regions of North Africa.

With it's bold lemon zing infused with a medley of exotic spices it's excellent as a marinade or sauce on fish, seafood, chicken and lamb.  It's delicious folded through couscous and drizzled over roasted vegetables.  Mixed with Greek yogurt and fresh mint it's a perfect dip for pita chips, grilled chicken skewers or falafel. 

Chermoula is addicting!  Especially for the palates of people that prefer sour and tang over sweet.  It's fresh and bold and livens up a variety of dishes.  Don't underestimate the versatility of this sauce. 




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