Guajillo Chillies are the dried version of the Mirasol chilli and are very common in Mexican cuisine along with Chilli Ancho. It is a large chilli (3 to 6 inches in length) with thick skin and red-orange tones. It has a medium piquancy with a slightly fruity and light smoky flavour. It is used to flavour meats and sauces. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chillies for 20 minutes in boiling water before use.
A large chilli (3 to 6 inches in length) with thick skin and red-orange tones, this native Mexican chilli has a medium piquancy with a slightly fruity and light smoky flavour. It is used to flavour meats and sauces. For optimum results and flavour, re-hydrate the chillies for 20 minutes in boiling water before use.
All chillies - including Guajillo Chillies - contain capsaicin, a compound known to have many health benefits including boosting the immune system, eliminating inflammation and aiding in weight loss. It also is known to help with arthritis, cardiovascular disease, gastric ulcers, vascular headaches, infections and respiratory conditions.
Star anise, is a star-shaped fruit that is considered an essential ingredient in Chinese duck and pork recipes. Its licorice-like flavour is similar to that of aniseed and fennel It has a sweet warm, clovey, liquorice flavour, and deep aroma. Used to add flavour to tea, soups, stir-fries and curries, while the ground star anise is a dominant ingredient in Chinese five-spice powder.
Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice by weight. The saffron threads are the whole stigmas from the purple-flowered crocus. Its golden color can be imitated by cheaper spices such as safflower and turmeric. Saffron’s rich and delicate flavor is unable to be imitated. Saffron is widely used to color and flavor dishes in a variety of cuisines, including saffron rice, biryani, paella, risottos, and bouillabaisse.
Pepper Mill Mix is a blend of pink, green, white and black whole peppercorns, which produce beautiful colours. The pepper is noted for its strong aromatic pungency. This exotic blend complements most dishes with its amazing flavours due to each of the different peppercorn taste. It is good for use in grinders.
White Pepper is black pepper that has been soaked to remove the outer husk. It is hotter and less fragrant than black pepper. It is one of the most versatile spices, particularly used in European cooking so as to not blemish creamy white sauces with black specs of pepper.
Sesame seeds Black 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”. These are the unhulled form of white sesame seeds & have a more crunchy texture. When chewed they have a similar nutty flavour with a hint of extra sharpness. Used more in savoury dishes like stir-fry vegetables & Japanese seasonings. Due to its deep, rich aroma and oil-rich, nutty flavour, they are preferred over white sesame in East Asian cuisines, especially in Japanese and Chinese cooking. We also stock Sesame Seeds White.
Thyme leaves is a perennial herb from the mint family originally native to the southern Europe and Mediterranean regions, and a great ingredient for daily cooking. Its dried leaves are gray-green leaves, and it has an herbaceous, minty, light-lemon aroma and mint and lemon flavour. It can be added to soups, stews, clam chowder, stuffing, gumbos, heartier sauces, sausages, roast chicken or pork, and many vegetable dishes, or fish. Its mint-like flavour that pairs well in most dishes. Its characteristic astringency counteracts rich and fatty foods.