African cuisine is still unfamiliar for some diners, but this Ethiopian Berbere Marinade is both an authentic yet gentle introduction to the flavors and aromas of this new territory. We’ve blended lots of traditional African spices like cumin, cloves, cardamom and ginger with hot chilies to create a spicy, flavorful and aromatic blend. Use this Ethiopian staple for seasoning chicken, beef or duck, especially before grilling or stewing it. It’s also a wonderful addition of flavor to vegetables and lentil dishes.
Marinating your proteins and hearty vegetables allows you to improve your food in several ways. One, you’re of course infusing your ingredients with lots of wonderful flavors. Two, any acidity in the marinade tenderizes your meats and proteins by starting to break down some of the tougher fibers. And three, you’re giving your ingredients lots of great moisture to soak up; moisture that won’t be lost during the cooking process.
Please remember that our marinades are perishable and should be refrigerated after opening.