Bird’s Eye Chile Pepper
$5.25 – $11.20
Small red Chile that packs a punch! Ranges from 100,000 to 225,000 on the Scoville scale. Use in soups, salads, stir fries, and curries.
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Mustard, Black$5.00 – $16.00
Black Mustard, though very similar to Brown Mustard, comes from a different plant — the Brassica Nigra. The seeds are very flavorful, but have almost no aroma. Black Mustard is thought to be the seed of which Jesus spoke.
Kaffir Lime Leaf$7.00 – $24.00
Native to South Asia, and popular in Thai, Lao, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine. Try in chili and soup recipes. Tip: helps keep the odor in check when steaming snails.
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.
Asafoetida/Fenugreek Blend$8.00 – $12.00
This powdered gum resin is used in Indian cooking. It has a foul smell, but when cooked it takes on an onion/garlic/leek flavor. Known as food of the Gods, it is also said to aid with digestion.
Asafoetida (Hing) is often used as an onion/garlic substitute in Indian dishes. Use sparingly–a little goes a long way. This blend uses Fenugreek as a processing agent rather than the more commonly found wheat.
Fennel$5.00 – $16.00
Used for hundreds of years, fennel has been credited by some to increase the flow of milk in nursing mothers and aiding diets by calming hungry stomachs.
Fennel is best added at the end of cooking to preserve its flavor. Use in meat and vegetable dishes, starches and grains, sauces and herbed butter, salads, eggs, baked goods, and even beverages such as tea and wine.