New Orleans cooking is a magical blend of French and Creole cooking styles that compliment each other perfectly. Our Cajun spice blend uses sweet paprika, cumin, mustard powder, oregano, thyme, garlic, black pepper, cayenne pepper and salt.
Nigella seeds are a small and triangular exotic spice. The seeds are black and have a nutty sharp flavour that lingers and pungent aroma. Even tough they can be incorrectly called black sesame seeds or black onion seeds, these are completely different. They are widely used in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine. They are most commonly used in Turkish bread and are used in the Indian five seed blend Panch Phora.
North African Chermula is an aromatic blend of spices from North Africa, particularly used in Moroccan, Algerian and Tunisian cuisines. This delicious blend can be used as a dry rub or can be mixed with lemon juice, yoghurt and olive oil to make a wet marinade or be used as a dip. Toasting the spices before adding to dishes can be a great way to release their natural oils thus creating a more intense and caramelised flavour. Chermula is a delicate and zesty blend of sweet paprika, pepper, cumin, coriander, parsley, garlic, turmeric, sea salt and cayenne pepper. North African spice mixes tend to be less about the heat content and more about creating a depth of flavour.
Nutmeg is a unique, versatile and sweet spice. It is the dried, large and hard seed of a pear shaped fruit. It is finely ground, has a brown colour and contains a high oil quantity. Has a warm aromatic flavour that complements a diversity of foods, particularly sweet dishes. Its ground form is generally preferred for baking when a pre-ground powder is more convenient.
Nutmeg is a unique, versatile and sweet spice. It is the dried, large and hard seed of a pear shaped fruit. It is finely ground, has a brown colour and contains a high oil quantity. Has a warm aromatic flavour that complements a diversity of foods, particularly sweet dishes.
Tunisian Harissa is an integral ingredient in North African cuisine. It has an orangey-red and a vibrant colour and scent. It is made from chillies, garlic, and various other spices. It is characterized by its grainy consistency and its slightly smokey flavour. It is a favourite used in African countries to add heat & flavour and is often used as a condiment by mixing a little olive oil and a dash of lemon juice.
Heat rating: medium to hot
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