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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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.
Sumac$5.50 – $18.00
This spice comes from the dried berries of a native wild bush in the Mediterranean, and is traditionally added to North African, Middle Eastern, and Southern Mediterranean dishes.
Sprinkle over fish, poultry, salad dressings, rice, or even over raw onions to add a lemony flavor. As a souring agent, Sumac can be used to replace fresh squeezed lemon juice in many recipes.
Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$6.50 – $21.00
Saigon Cinnamon (aka Vietnamese Cinnamon) is the strongest and sweetest species of Cinnamon available. Ours is freshly milled from organically grown quills to get the most intense flavor possible. Holds up to Vietnamese Pho and full-flavor meats; makes a great addition to yogurt; or ratchet up your baking with this powerful, nearly hot cinnamon flavor.
- Add 1-2 tsp Saigon Cinnamon to 1 cup Straus Family Organic yogurt.
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.