Based in the Seattle area, Villa Jerada is the creation of Mehdi Boujrada, who drew upon his Moroccan heritage to develop this award-winning line of artisan pantry items. Classics of the Moroccan and Levantinan repertoire are well represented, many of them based on cherished family recipes. All offer up the warm, bright, and complex flavors of the Middle East. For anyone moving towards a healthier Mediterranean diet, or just those that love preparing and enjoying great food, these spices and condiments will become pantry essentials.
Harissa: the fiery but complex Moroccan condiment made from dried chilies, olive oil, preserved lemons and more. This version tends towards the bright and tangy, rather than blistering hot, end of the flavor spectrum. 6 oz.
Za'atar: a spice blend of hyssop, sumac, sesame, olive oil and sea salt. Best in savory baked dishes or as a dipping for bread. 3.2 oz.
Dukkah: an Egyptian spice mix of ground hazelnuts, coriander, cumin and sesame. Use in dips, with roasted vegetables, meats, or stews, or serve in the traditional way with hard boiled eggs, olive oil and bread. 1.76 oz.
Ras El Hanout: a complex and highly versatile spice mix with savory, sweet, and zesty flavors including saffron, rose petals, fennel, glangal, orris root, ginger, and cardamom. 1.76 oz.