$8.10 – $11.50
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.
San Francisco Bay$10.00 – $27.00
San Francisco Bay is a new twist on the traditional seasoning for shrimp and crab. Try it for a little extra zing in your next Bloody Mary!
Hand blended in small batches with: sea salt, mustard, smoked paprika, celery, ginger, black pepper, paprika, allspice, clove, cardamom, bay leaf, chiles, cinnamon, and Persian lime.
Chermoula$10.50 – $28.35
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.
Hand blended in small batches with: sea salt, lemon peel, smoked paprika, cumin, coriander, garlic, ginger, black pepper, Persian lime, Chiles, and saffron.
Axiote$9.00 – $25.00
The Annatto tree is often referred to as the Lipstick Tree as it is used to color many cosmetics including lipstick. Native to the rain forests of the Yucatan and Belize, the spice is known throughout Central America by its Nahuatl name, Axiote. Blended with other spices and herbs, and ground into a paste, axiote is a mainstay of Yucatecan cuisine, and is used to season primarily chicken, but is also used on fish, lobster, and pork (achiote paste is marketed throughout Central America as “recado rojo”). In India, Hindu women use it to make the mark on their foreheads.
With a distinctive mildly bitter, earthy flavor, the annatto seed is most commonly used in Western culture as a food coloring for cheese, margarine, butter, rice, and smoked fish. We use it as a primary ingredient for our Belizean-inspired Axiote rub for chicken and fish.
Vieux Carré Ragin’ Cajun Blend$10.00 – $27.00
“Laissez les bons temps rouler” with this traditional blend of flavors from the center of Cajun culture in Louisiana. This blend has no salt added. Use with any dish, including stews, soups, stir-fries, or as a dry rub on any meat to capture a medium hot Cajun essence. If desired, add salt to taste.
Hand blended in small batches with: garlic, cayenne, paprika, onion, pepper, thyme, and oregano.
French Vinaigrette$10.00 – $27.00
Traditional French meals are completed by serving a simple salad course, frequently just lettuce or frisee leaves moistened by a very light vinaigrette. Our French Vinaigrette Dressing is authentically based on shallots, milled mustard seed, and French herbs. After mixing (directions below), pour some dressing into the bottom of your salad bowl before adding the dry lettuce. Toss and enjoy. Also makes a wonderful marinade for asparagus, broccoli, or green beans. Bon appetit!
Traditional French dressing or vegetable marinade directions: Mix 2T Blend with 2T water, let stand 5 minutes to rehydrate. Whisk in ½ cup olive oil & 1/4 to 1/3 cup vinegar (typically sherry vinegar, wine vinegar, or our personal favorite, champagne vinegar).
Hand blended in small batches: shallots, sea salt, mustard, black pepper, and tarragon.
- Toss some French Vinaigrette Spice Blend on white fish before grilling or pan-frying.