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Berbere - Salt Free

Berbere - Salt Free

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Lentil Dishes, Chicken Stew, Beef Stew, Lamb Stew, Stir-Fry Beef, Roast Chicken
Chile, Paprika, Fenugreek, Organic Onion, Organic Garlic, Cardamom, Cloves, Nigella, Organic Ginger, Organic Basil, Tenadam (Rue), Organic Nutmeg, Organic Black Pepper, Coriander, Cinnamon, Ajowan, Timiz Long Pepper

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This salt free, spicy and savory Berbere is made in traditional Ethiopian style using unique African spices. Delicious with lentils, in stews like Doro Wot, or used to season stir-fried beef or roast chicken. Add salt to taste. See our recipe below for a memorable Doro Wot.

Doro Wot

4 large Onions, finely minced
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon Ginger, minced
1/4 Cup Spice Ace Berbere
6 skinless Chicken legs
1 Lemon
Salt to taste
4 Hard boiled Eggs, peeled

First, sprinkle the chicken legs with salt and the juice of the lemon. Cover and set in the fridge to marinade while the onions cook. To mince the onions quickly, peel and cut them into large chunks and pulse in a food processor until very fine. Set a pot on medium-high heat and add the onions with no oil. At this point you can add a little salt to draw water from the onions. Cook with the lid on, stirring every 5 or 10 minutes for about 40 minutes, until the onions are soft and translucent and starting to turn golden. Add the vegetable oil and cook, stirring, for 20 minutes until the onions begin to brown. Add in the garlic and ginger and cook for 10 minutes until the raw fragrance goes away. Add the Berbere and cook another 20 minutes, being careful not to let the mixture stick to the bottom of the pan. Now put in the chicken pieces and lower the heat to medium-low. Allow to cook with the lid on, stirring every 10-15 minutes, for 45 minutes until the chicken is about tender. Taste and adjust the salt. Cook without the lid for another 10-20 minutes until the sauce reduces a little, then add the hardboiled eggs and allow them to warm through. Enjoy with Injera.

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1.1 oz. 1/4 Cup Glass Jar
2.4 oz. 1/2 Cup Glass Jar