Middle Eastern cuisine

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  • lebanese baharat

    Lebanese Baharat – Mild

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    Lebanese Baharat – Mild

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    The word baharat means  “spice” in Arabic and refers to the aromatic blend of spice used throughout North Africa. This versatile spice blend is a great addition to any pantry.This all-purpose blend is as integral to Middle Eastern, particularly Lebanese, cuisine as garam masala is to Indian cuisine. Also similarly to garam masala the blends of baharat are individual to every region. It can be used as a bbq rub for meats, seasoning meat in the pan before stewing or as a garnish on a meal before serving.

    SKU: B00581
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  • Chilli Urfa biber

    Chilli Urfa Biber

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    Chilli Urfa Biber

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    Urfa Peppers is a Turkish chilli which comes from the town of Urfa in the south of Turkey. It is a big part of Turkish cuisine as they ten  to use more chillies than pepper than the western world counterparts.

    The preparation of Urfa peppers is what sets this chilli apart from any others in our range.When the red peppers are harvested, they are dried in direct sunlight which turns the chillies  lovely deep burgundy color. Instead of letting them dry out completely the farmers cover the chillies at night with fabric to make them “sweat” which preserves some of the natural oils in the skin. This process is  a type of  fermentation similar to the the production of  black tea. As a result, when the chillies are ground  they retain a moist almost damp texture. The oil ensures the chillies dot get mouldy, but once open, it is a good idea to keep in the fridge.

    SKU: B00171
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  • limes dried whole

    Limes Dried Whole

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    Limes Dried Whole

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    Limes Dried Whole are limes picked at their ripest and dried to lock in maximum flavour and aroma. Dried limes are light-tan to brown in colour and are strongly flavoured. They taste sour and citrusy like a lime but they also taste earthy and somewhat smoky and lack the sweetness of fresh limes. Because they are preserved they also have a slightly bitter, fermented flavour, but the bitter accents are mainly concentrated in the lime’s outer skin and seeds. These are commonly used in Middle Eastern Cooking to counteract yet compliment the warm spices used in Middle Eastern dishes.

    Country of Origin:

    Iran

    Other names or spelling :

    Dried Lemons, Dried Limes, Loomi, Oman Lemons. Botanical Name: Citrus aurantifolia

    SKU: B00592
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  • Turkish chilli flakes

    Chilli Maras

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    Chilli Maras

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    The Maras chilli is a cousin of Aleppo chilli grown in the country along the border between turkey and Syria in region of Maras, hence the name. The Maras  chilli has  a peppery and fruity flavour and is very bright  and colourful . The chilli is sun-dried then ground and seeds are removed . When used in slow cooking, it adds a gentle lingering heat to dishes. It is usually cooked in oil to infuse its lovely flavour into dishes. In Turkey, they use more of this chilli than pepper, so it is quintessential to their cuisine.

    SKU: B00172
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