Puerto Rican Adobo
$7.00 – $22.40
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Axiote$6.75 – $21.60
The Annatto tree is often referred to as the Lipstick Tree as it is used to color many cosmetics including lipstick. Native to the rain forests of the Yucatan and Belize, the spice is known throughout Central America by its Nahuatl name, Axiote. Blended with other spices and herbs, and ground into a paste, axiote is a mainstay of Yucatecan cuisine, and is used to season primarily chicken, but is also used on fish, lobster, and pork (achiote paste is marketed throughout Central America as “recado rojo”). In India, Hindu women use it to make the mark on their foreheads.
With a distinctive mildly bitter, earthy flavor, the annatto seed is most commonly used in Western culture as a food coloring for cheese, margarine, butter, rice, and smoked fish. We use it as a primary ingredient for our Belizean-inspired Axiote rub for chicken and fish.
Chinese Five Spice$7.75 – $24.80
This classic Chinese blend combines the flavors of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and pungent, to nourish and satisfy. Some say the name refers to the five elements – wood, fire, earth, metal, and water – needed to restore balance. Use as dry rub for chicken, pork, duck, or seafood. Add to stir fries or soups, rice dishes and marinades. Hand blended in small batches with: cinnamon, star anise, fennel, Sichuan pepper, and clove.
Bay Leaf, Turkish$6.35 – $13.60
Rejected in love, Apollo changed the nymph Daphne into the tree, ordering that all who excel in courage, civil service and the creation of beauty be crowned with the evergreen leaves of the bay laurel. Such wreaths crowned the winning athletes of ancient Olympics.
With a sweet balsamic-like aroma and a bitter yet spicy kick, the flavor adds the perfect touch to slow-cooked dishes, such as stews, soups, stocks, sauces, beans, and gravies.
Madras Curry$7.75 – $24.80
Originally from Chennai, India this spicy sweet curry was intended for vegetarian dishes, but also complements chicken, lamb, and pork. “Madras” is the 17th century name of Chennai, adopted by British cooks to name this popular curry powder. Cook with vegetables, coconut milk or yogurt to make a traditional curry sauce. Hand blended in small batches with: coriander, pepper, cumin, mustard, turmeric, cardamom, Chiles,
curry leaves, and cloves.
Vadouvan$8.00 – $25.60
Known as French Curry, Vadouvan pairs an aromatic, high-toned curry with french favorites ~ Shallots and Onions. We add Star Anise to level out the spikey bright tones necessary to achieve the aromatic qualities of Vadouvan. Use as any curry powder. For traditional-style, sauté 1lb chopped shallots and 2lb chopped onion in olive oil with 3T of blend.