$7.00 – $27.00
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.
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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.
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.
Fenugreek$5.75 – $19.50
Fenugreek was one of the ingredients used in early Egypt incense that emitted the holy smoke for embalming and purification ceremonies. It is now most commonly used in Thai and Indian cuisines.
Add to curries and chutneys. Use sparingly as over using can cause bitterness in food.
Coriander$5.00 – $15.00
Coriander is one of the world’s oldest spices and has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes. It is reported that coriander can sooth the stomach and that coriander tea might give colicky babies some relief.
Coriander has a citrusy flavor. Use in curry, meat, fish, and chili recipes. For a little kick of flavor, add coriander to cream cheese and cottage cheese or rub on fresh pork before roasting.
Turkish Baharat$7.00 – $21.00
Use as a salt-free dry rub on lamb, chicken, or fish; or use to season soups, curries, and sauces. Add to olive oil and lime juice to make a marinade, or blend with ground beef or lamb to make meatballs or a Mediterranean meatloaf. Baharat is an Arabic spice blend used in lamb, fish, chicken, beef, & soup dishes. Highlighting Nutmeg, Cumin, Coriander and Ceylon Cinnamon, this version comes from Turkey and features the addition of Peppermint & Oregano.