Grains of Paradise
$13.75 – $42.75
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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Coriander-Sumac Sea Salt$6.00 – $19.50
Blends the citrus-floral flavor of Coriander with the bitter-lemony flavor of Sumac. Adds bright tones to your cooking. Pairs well with chicken, fish and vegetables. Use as a table blend or to season while cooking.
Za’atar$5.50 – $18.00
Za’atar (also spelled Zatar, Zahtar) is an aromatic blend used in the Middle East, featuring Sesame Seed, Sumac, Coriander and Thyme with a touch of Sea Salt. It’s especially popular in Turkey, Jordan, and North Africa. Use on everything ~ meats, roasted potatoes and vegetables, mix with olive oil as a dip, or sprinkle on hummus. Za’atar has a unique zesty, herb flavor deserving of a tabletop place next to salt and pepper.
Bo Kaap Curry$6.50 – $21.00
Mild aromatic curry from South Africa for fish, chicken and veggies. Named after an area of Cape Town, Bo-Kaap Curry dishes are generally made using fresh vegetables, fish or meat. Not as hot as traditional Indian curries, the rich and full body flavor of Bo-Kaap Curry is enhanced by fresh flavorful ingredients. Serve with rice.
Harissa$6.00 – $19.50
A versatile Tunisian chili blend traditionally used in goat and lamb dishes, in fish stew or as a flavoring for couscous. It has grown in popularity so much that it is now used as a general chile blend to add heat to any dish. Add boiling water to make a paste then add to any dish to add heat and a savory flavor! Can also be used as a dry rub for meats or fish.
Curry Gift Box$30.00
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:
Chop onions (plus shallots and/or garlic as desired), and sauté on medium heat in olive oil until softened.
Add a curry spice blend to achieve the level of spiciness you desire.
Add chopped tomato, if desired, and cook until soft.
Add a liquid or combination of liquids, (coconut milk, stock, yogurt, tea infusions or water).
Pour over your preferred meat and/or vegetables 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 (Vadouvan, Madras, Bo-Kaap, La Kama) in our standard jars. Gift is complete with a tailored message (above) and tied with a Local Spicery bow.