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                       Wat Spices (Ethiopian Spices)
 
 Recipe By     : Jill Norman * Web File 4/97
 Serving Size  : 0    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Mixes and Spices                 Mid-East
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6      long          peppers
    3      tablespoons   black pepper
    3      tablespoons   whole cloves
    1      long          nutmeg
                         a pinch of turmeric
 
 A wat is a traditional Ethiopian stew, spiced either with Berbere or  this 
 simpler blend of spices. The recipe below is taken from A Safari  of African 
 Cooking by Bill Odarty.
 
 Roast spices over a low flame. Pound them in order to break up big  pieces. 
 Place a pinch of turmeric on the grinding stone and grind  until a yellow 
 coating of turmeric is spread over the working  surface. Grind all the other 
 spices together on the yellow grinding  stone. These spices are added to the 
 wat towards the end of cooking. 
 
 Source: Jill Norman “The Complete Book of Spices”   Viking Studio Books, 1991  
    ISBN 0-670-83437-8
 The book is lavishly illustrated with full color photographs of the herbs and 
 spices- whole, mixed, ground.
 
 
 
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