Grains of Paradise
$14.25 – $45.60
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.
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Cumin$6.00 – $19.20
Native to the Mediterranean and South Asia, Cumin is also a signature flavor for Central American and European cuisines. As a symbol of love and fidelity during the Middle Ages, wedding guests carried Cumin in their pockets, and wives of soldiers added it to baked bread for their husbands. Our Cumin is hand harvested, and has a high percentage of essential oils, delivering more powerful aromatics, and a slightly astringent, citrusy quality.
Stinson Rub$8.00 – $25.60
Named after Northern California’s most popular beach, this blend of herbs & Ancho Chiles complements without overpowering. It delivers herb & berry tones, overlying the earthy Ancho flavor w/minimal bite. Use as dry-rub on steaks, chops, chicken, or full-flavored fish like salmon.
Pinchos (aka Street Kabobs)$31.00
(aka Street Kabobs!)
Moorish-based quick snack; small bits of highly-spiced meats cooked on skewers. Pat protein with olive oil & rub with spice or marinate with combination of acid, oil & spice. Grill over a very hot flame.
— Adobo “Pinchos de Maruna”—
Pork or lamb marinated with Adobo Seasoning
creates this classic tapas dish.
— Ras el Hanout “Pinchitos”—
Usually Pork, Lamb, chicken or fish paired with Ras El Hanout, Morocco’s showy curry, said to be the head of the shop.
— Tandoori “Kabobs” —
Named after the clay ovens or tandoors used in Northern India and Pakistan. Add to yogurt and marinate veggies, chicken or fish.
— XiMiTXURRi “Pintxo” —
Pork or lamb marinated with XiMiTXURRi, red wine vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and salt makes this Basque favorite, usually served on bread.
Lovely striped Kraft gift box contains these four spices in our standard size jars. Gift is complete with a tailored message (above) and tied with a Local Spicery bow.
Z’hug$6.50 – $20.80
This spicy seasoning from Yemen is common throughout the Middle East, usually served as a hot sauce for Falafels, Hummus, and Shawarma. Use as dry rub, seasoning or hot sauce: 1½T blend, jce 1 lime, ½C olive oil, 3 bunches Cilantro & 4 garlic cloves in food processor/blender.
Chermoula$8.00 – $25.60
Chermoula is used as a marinade or sauce for Moroccan tagines of fish, vegetables, or meats. With its spicy, tangy flavor, substituting Chermoula for pesto or chimichurri on any dish delivers a signature Mediterranean flavor. Mix 1½T spice blend w/1-2 C chopped herbs (cilantro, parsley, mint), 3-4 cloves minced garlic, & 2-3T olive oil for traditional marinade. Retain a few dollops to top dish.