The Middle East Gift Box
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.
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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.
Long Pepper$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.
Persian Lime$5.00 – $19.50
Also called Loomi, Omani, and Black Lemons, Persian Limes are a unique middle-eastern flavoring, delivering intense sour and bitter citrus flavor without the sweetness of the fresh fruit.
Use to flavor seafood, vegetables, or meat dishes. Delivers intense citrus bitterness and sour flavors without the sweetness of the fresh fruit.
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.
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.