Mermez Blend

5/5 from 5 Customers

Mermez is a warming, Tunisian one-pot stew, gently flavoured with paprika, caraway, cumin and garlic, plus a hint of exotic and fragrant spices including cinnamon, cardamon and rose. Using plenty of onions and olive oil makes the sauce rich and delicious - add an extra drizzle of olive oil at the table for even more flavour!

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Mermez is a warming, Tunisian one-pot stew, gently flavoured with paprika, caraway, cumin and garlic, plus a hint of exotic and fragrant spices including cinnamon, cardamon and rose. Using plenty of onions and olive oil makes the sauce rich and delicious - add an extra drizzle of olive oil at the table for even more flavour!

MERMEZ BLEND (1 portion = 3 tbsp): caraway, paprika, coriander, cumin, red bell pepper, mint, chilli, parsley, brown MUSTARD, coriander leaf, cassia, black cardamon, black pepper, green cardamon, ginger, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, bay

Allergens are listed in CAPITALS. May contain traces of celery and sesame

Tunisian Mermez Recipe:

PREP 20 mins
COOK 1 hr 30 mins
HEAT 2
Serves 4

You Need:

500g diced lamb, beef or chicken, or root veg for a veg/vegan version
2 onions - finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic - finely grated
1 green pepper - cut into bite-size pieces
10g bunch of parsley or mint (optional) - roughly chopped
1 lemon
400g tin of tomatoes
2 x 400g tins of chick peas
4 tbsp olive oil
Crusty bread and salad to serve
1 portion of Mermez Blend

Method:

Fry the lamb and onion in the olive oil for 10 minutes or until the onion is soft and translucent
Add the tinned tomatoes, chickpeas (including all the liquid from the tins), MERMEZ BLEND and 1 tsp salt then cover and simmer for 1 hour or until the meat is tender and the sauce is rich and thick (stirring occasionally and adding a splash of water if necessary)
Add the garlic and pepper, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until the pepper is soft
Stir in the juice of ½ the lemon, sprinkle over the chopped parsley (if using) then serve with the bread, salad and remaining ½ lemon cut into wedges to squeeze over at the table

Packaging format:

All our spicestore ingredients are now sold as refills and come in compostable bags (made from wood pulp), so just decant the contents into your existing spice jars or Spicery stackable tins and dispose of the bag in your compost and food waste bin!

You can find our stackable tins here

You can read all about our efforts to reduce plastic waste in our packaging blog here

 

Product Rating (5):

5/5

Cooked long and slow, the lamb was so tender and absolutely delicious. With fresh lemon and mint added at the end the meal was so different than the normal fare. perfect. Thank you for the sample.

Denis Christopher Lunn View More

Wow that was quick Denis - you must be the first person to have cooked this blend! Glad you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing your next creation!

5/5

Used this for a fridge odds and ends veggie clear out with a handful of chopped apricots thrown in. Really tasty and warming. Only cooked for two so will use the half the pack with lamb in a few weeks - delicious!

Teresa Coles View More

That looks delicious and very nutritious! Great shout adding in chopped apricots too- one for us to try ourselves!

5/5

Free sample with last months box. Tunisian Mermez Blend. Needed a quick tasty meal on a cold day so used what we had in to create this stew, done in not long over an hour (as we used mainly veg) Delicious with crusty bread and will defiantly order again.

Julie Hetherington View More

WOW we wish we could try some- we're loving the variety of veggies!

5/5

My first curry legend recipe using mermez free sample. It was spicy, warming and delicious. Half was plenty for 2 , so I now have a frozen meal for when we need warming up.

Jane Stupple View More

YUM looks delicious and a wonderful Winter warmer!

5/5

Amazing and delicious stew, great spice blend, thank you

Keith Wood View More

YUM- looks like a warming and fragrant stew!

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