Updated: Apr 9
This spiced clarified butter or Nit’ir Qibe is essential to almost every Ethiopian dish. This traditional recipe is simple to make but adds a complex and deep flavor to any dish. The only down side? The spices can be hard to find in the west, so we decided to simplify things and collect the ingredients for you. Whether your looking to try something new or reminisce about the flavors back home, a dollop of this butter will do the trick!
2 LB Butter
45G of Niter Kibbeh
Cut butter into cubes
Add butter in a deep sauce pan on medium heat
Once butter is completely melted add in the Niter Kibbeh spice mix and turn heat to low
Cook for 15 minutes stirring every few minutes
Using a cheese cloth or fine sieve, strain the mixture into the container of your choosing
Once cooled, place butter in refrigerate.
This butter great on meats, stews, curries, baked vegetables, breads and essentially anywhere that calls for a burst of savoury flavor.