Grains of Paradise
A member of the Ginger family, has a peppery flavor with hints of Citrus, Coriander & Cardamom. Used as a pepper substitute in 14th and 15th century Europe, and traditional in African cuisine. Pliny referred to the spice as “African Pepper.”
Use in pepper grinder; grind fresh during cooking. Season fish, poultry or meats with sea salt and freshly ground Grains of Paradise before grilling. Substitute for pepper in cooked dishes to add a little mystery to the flavor – rice, pasta, roasted vegetables.
Long Pepper$10.50 – $28.35
Used for centuries in Mediterranean, African, Indian, and Indonesian cooking. The pepper, shaped like a black spike grows within a flower on a vine. It is said that Attila the Hun once asked for pay in Long Peppers.
A relative of the species piper nigrum, with a hotter earthy taste and sweet spicy overtones. Use as you would black pepper, but particularly good with artichokes, asparagus, and mushrooms. Try with sweet dishes, salads and BBQs.
Persian Lime$8.10 – $11.50
Also called Loomi, Omani, and Black Lemons, Persian Limes are a unique middle-eastern flavoring, delivering intense sour and bitter citrus flavor without the sweetness of the fresh fruit.
Use to flavor seafood, vegetables, or meat dishes. Delivers intense citrus bitterness and sour flavors without the sweetness of the fresh fruit.
Ras el Hanout$11.25 – $30.40
Ras el Hanout (“top of the shop” in Arabic) is an inclusive curry blend from Morocco using the most valuable spices in the shop. Our blend pairs Mace, Galangal, Cardamom, Turmeric, and Cinnamon, supported by just the right amount of heat from de Arbol Chiles. Rub into meats or vegetables, build a traditional curry, or add to oil to create a marinade. Perfect with chicken, lamb, pork, or squash, yams, or sweet potatoes.
Hand blended in small batches with: mace, turmeric, cardamom, galangal, cinnamon, allspice, coriander, Chile, nutmeg, black pepper and green pepper.
- Mix 2 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp Ras El Hanout. Toss with bite-size pieces of cauliflower (or any in-season vegetable) and roast.
Curry Gift Box$35.00
Curry, from the Tamil word Kari, meaning sauce, generally refers to a dish cooked in a blend of aromatic spices. Although originally from the Indian Subcontinent, Curries are culturally significant throughout Asia, Africa & the Caribbean.
To prepare a simple curry sauce:
Sauté chopped onions on medium heat until softened.
Add curry powder and chopped tomato, if desired; cook until soft.
Add liquid or combination of liquids, (coconut milk, stock, yogurt, tea infusions or water) and simmer to reduce. Pour over your preferred protein and/or veggies in a casserole dish.
Cover and place in a 375° oven until cooked, usually around 45 minutes.
Lovely striped Kraft gift box contains four unique curry spices (Bo Kaap, La Kama, Madras, Vadouvan) in our standard jars. Gift is complete with a tailored message (above) and tied with a Local Spicery bow.
Flavors of the Middle East Gift Box$35.00
Flavors of the Middle East
— Shawarma —
Classic Middle Eastern seasoning with a rich aroma of exotic warm spices.
— Turkish Baharat —
Arabic spice blend used with lamb, fish, chicken & beef.
— Za’atar —
Syrian influenced with a zesty, herbal flavor that deserves a place next to salt & pepper.
— Zhug —
Yemen seasoning common throughout the Middle East.
Lovely striped Kraft gift box contains these four unique spices in our standard jars with recipes and the above message, tied with a Local Spicery bow.