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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Cinnamon ~ Saigon Cassia$7.50 – $22.50
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.
Chermoula$8.00 – $24.00
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.
Curry Gift Box$31.00
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.
Ras el Hanout$8.00 – $25.50
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.
- 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.
The Middle East Gift Box$27.50
Flavors of the Middle East
Arabic spice blend used in lamb, fish, chicken & beef dishes.
Syrian influenced Za’atar with a zesty, herbal flavor that deserves a place next to salt & pepper.
Yemen seasoning common throughout the Middle East.
A unique Middle-Eastern flavoring, delivering intense sour and bitter citrus flavor without the sweetness of the fresh fruit.
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.