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Smen, Moroccan Preserved Butter

Smen, Moroccan Fermented Butter


  • Author: Azlin Bloor
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes

Description

Smen, a preserved butter found in Morocco and other parts of North Africa, is a tradition that dates back centuries.


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Ingredients

  • 450 g (1 lb) unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp coarse salt

Optional

  • 60ml (1/4 cup) Strong Oregano tea

Instructions

  1. Mix the salt thoroughly with the butter. If using oregano tea, add it now, and knead the butter until it’s all mixed in.
  2. Spoon into a clean jar and pack it in, pressing down to dispel any air pockets.
  3. Seal tightly and store in a cool place for a month to let it ferment.
  4. It should be ready after a month.
  5. Once opened, store in the fridge and use within a month.

  • Category: Ingredients
  • Method: Easy
  • Cuisine: Moroccan (North African)

Keywords: homemade, moroccan, ingredients