Calamari Salt n Pepper is a mild seasoning. The mixture is made with Sichuan pepper white pepper and sea salt. Sichuan pepper is not a hot pepper, but rather lends the seasoning a crisp peppery taste. We are most familiar with the mixture used in salt and pepper calamari dishes. However, this versatile mixture is also great to season chicken, quail, duck, fish and pork
Calamari Salt n Pepper is a zesty mix of sichuan pepper, sea salt and white pepper. By using not only one but two pepper varieties we can balance out the warm peppery citrus flavour of the sichuan with the slight heat and bite from the white pepper. It is most commonly used in Asian cuisine for a crisp and flavoursome coating on squid.
All of our blends are full of beneficial spices to your health. They are preservative free, additive free, filler free , low or zero salt. The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way and using our spice blends to create the flavour in your dishes is a good way to incorporate the health benefits of beneficial herbs and spices without the calories. Also, we use only Australian sea salt, which contains vital minerals and is considered a healthier salt.
Made from local and imported ingredients; sichuan pepper, sea salt and pepper white.
How to use:
This mixture is easy to use and can be substituted wherever a recipe suggests to season the food with salt and pepper
Use as a dry rub over meat before grilling or roasting for an aromatic outer crust
Sprinkle over veg before roasting in the oven for a twist on a classic
Replace salt and pepper with this handy all-in-one blend
Use 1tbsp to 500g of protein
Add to flour or breadcrumbs before coating meat or veg, or use as a finishing seasoning
Sichuan Pepper is an oriental fruit grown on a small ash tree native to the Sichuan province of China. Even though it is called pepper, it is not a true pepper and is not related to black peppercorns, which are from India. The berries have a warm peppery fragrance, with citrus notes & a clean fresh aftertaste leaving a slightly numbing sensation on the tongue. It is the outer husk that has all the flavour, the internal hard black seed is edible but can add a bitter taste. It is a key ingredient in Chinese cuisine and used in some Asian recipes. It is used in our chilli sichuan salt and calamari salt and pepper blends.
Seasoned salts have become a popular and healthier alternative way to season all manner of dishes. Our blend has celery seeds, sea salt, thyme, sage, oregano, onion, garlic and pepper. They add a tasty flavour without being spicy or dominating the dish. The use of celery salt seasoning means less salt is needed to bring out the flavour of the dish.
Black Pepper is picked from the flowering vine of the peppercorn plant and is the most pungent and flavoursome variety of Pepper. Black peppercorns are picked green and then dried to 12% moisture content. When ground, its grey in colour as the seed inside is white. It has a woody flavour with a spicy heat and it is used in all cultures and types of cuisine especially in Moroccan and Middle East cooking. Pepper is used in all cultures and all types of cuisine. Also, it is known for improving digestion.
Sesame Seeds White are tiny, flat oval seeds from the sesame plant whose pods pop open when it reaches maturity scattering the seeds, hence the term “Open Sesame”. The seeds can have different colours including white and black. Sesame Seeds White are hulled seeds, with an earthy, nutty flavour, soft texture, and aroma of lightly caramelized milk, vanilla, and honey. For this reason, they are better suited for sweeter recipes such as cakes and sesame bars and are the most popular used in cooking. White seeds are sprinkled on bread & biscuits. The ground form makes delightful sweet desserts including halva. They are popular due to its distinctive flavour especially in European, South Middle East and Asian cuisine, while sesame seeds Black are used in East Asian cuisines in both dishes and as a garnish. We also stock Sesame Seeds Black.
Tarragon leaves are one of the four fines herbs and a key ingredient in French cuisine. It is popular in European cooking due to its distinct appetite-pleasing taste. Tarragon herb has narrow, pointed dark green leaves which give a warm, minty anise-like aroma, reminiscent of anise or licorice flavour. Its sweet-tangy aroma with a slightly bitter taste is much liked in egg dishes, cream soups, poultry roast, mustards, or as a tarragon vinegar. Tarragon is an essential herb in Béarnaise and tartare sauce. However, it can easily dominate other flavours so should be added carefully. It is also rich in phytonutrients as well as antioxidants that help promote health and prevent diseases.