$7.25 – $23.25
Its use dates as far back as 600 AD. A pound of Mace was once valued at about the same price as a sheep or a cow. From the same fruit as Nutmeg, Mace is the orange-red outer covering. Like Nutmeg, Mace is warm, sweet and nutty, but with a lighter flavor. Use in soups, stuffing, preserves, baked goods, and other desserts. Also pairs well with shrimp, fish, and poultry.
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Aji Amarillo Chile Pepper$5.00 – $20.50
Popular in Peruvian & Bolivian cooking. Add to rice before cooking. Mix with minced red onion & vinegar as condiment. Add to root veggies, salsa, stews, seafood dishes & sauces. Rehydrate whole dried peppers in boiling water (~ 20 min) to make paste.
Cascabel Chile Pepper$5.50 – $6.00
Also called the “Chile bola” for its round shape, Cascabel is the dried version of the cascabel cultivar of the Mirasol Pepper. With a rich and earthy flavor, plus medium hotness, try Cascabel to heat up your pico de gallo or guacamole recipe.
Cayenne Chile Pepper$5.25 – $17.25
Named after the city in French Guiana & popular in the American South, Cayenne Chile delivers a powerful 40,000 – 100,000 Scoville Heat Units with very little added flavor. Use to add heat to any dish.
Cilantro$4.00 – $13.50
Cilantro is the lacy leaf of the coriander plant. Coriander seeds, also a popular spice, are produced by the leaves once they mature and dry. The plant cannot be used for both, and must be harvested as either Cilantro or Coriander.
A common ingredient in salsa, use also in pestos, sauces, soups, egg dishes, guacamole, and dressings. Pairs well with seafood and poultry. Sprinkle on your salad or sandwich to add its aromatic flavor. [Cilantro]