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Ethiopian Berber Blend

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Ethiopian Berber Blend

The Spice of the Shepherds
This blend is romantically termed the “Spice of the Shepherds” because it is an example of how a recipe can travel across the desert with the nomadic tribes of the area. This exotic spice blend, foreign to most Western palates, comes from Ethiopia and Eritrea and is a relative of the Moroccan blends. Featuring rare Ajwain seeds, it's used to season the various lentil stews of the region called "wats" and is also used as a rub on chicken and lamb. Try Berber Blend the next time you make lentil soup and turn the ordinary into something to remember. Try this recipe as a quick and easy meal idea:

Berber Chicken Burgers with Goat's Cheese

You will need:

1 large egg
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp Cornish Spice Man Ethiopian Berber Blend
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Pinch of kosher salt
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
2 oz prosciutto
4 burger buns
4 oz log chevre (goats cheese)


1. Heat the grill to medium and oil the grate or coat with a cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, garlic powder, Berber Blend, black pepper and salt and set aside.

2. In a food processor, combine the chicken and prosciutto. Pulse until the meat is well chopped but still chunky (about 10 seconds total). Scrape the sides of the bowl and pulse again if any large pieces remain unchopped. Transfer the meat to the bowl with the egg mixture, then mix well. Form the meat into 4 loose patties. They will be moist and won't hold together very well. 

3. Use a spatula to carefully place the burgers onto the grill and cook, covered, for 4-5 minutes. Flip the burgers (they should be firm enough to move quite easily now) and cook for another 4-5 minutes, or until a thermometer reads 165 degrees F at the center of the burgers.

4. Top each burger with a quarter of the cheese, then serve on the bun.

Nutrition Facts  
Serv.  Size:  1 TEASPOON FULL FOR TWO SERVINGS  (10 g) ,  
Servings:  6,  Amount  Per  Serving:  Calories  40, 
Fat Cal. 15, 
Total Fat  1.5g  (2% DV), 
Sat. Fat  0g  (0% DV), 
Trans Fat 0g, 
Cholest.  0mg  (0% DV), 
Sodium  790mg  (33% DV), 
Total Carb.  7g  (2% DV), 
Fiber 4g (16% DV), 
Sugars <1g, 
Protein  1 g, 
Vitamin A (20% DV), 
Vitamin C (2% DV), 
Calcium (4% DV), 
Iron (10% DV). 
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Vegetarian & Vegan friendly.
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