This exotic set of spices features heavily throughout Middle Eastern cuisine and will transform your kitchen into an aromatic paradise. The flavours of this region centre on a balance of sweet, tang, spice and earthiness. If you crave a Moroccan tagine or a Lebanese chicken shawarma, then these spices are where you begin. The delightfully tasty Sumac livens up dishes like hummus or fattoush salad and adds a splash of zest to grilled chicken, pork, fish or vegetables.
The first item in the A Taste of the Middle East spices gift box is a Aleppo Pepper, crushed for easy addition into marinades, rubs and sauce bases. Known for its fruity flavour and medium heat, the Aleppo Pepper is commonly found in meze, an assortment of small dishes.
Also included is Harissa Spice, a sumptuous dried, ground mixture of hot peppers, cumin, sea salt and garlic. Combine it with extra-virgin olive oil to create a flavourful paste that works wonders in meat marinades and falafel!
To bring depth to stew bases and sauces, try Ras el Hanout. A tangy, aromatic blend of ginger, cumin, cloves, allspice, coriander seed and chili, this unique spice mix creates a divine Middle Eastern flavour that will tantalize the tastebuds.
Finally, use the ground Sumac berry to liven up simple dishes like hummus or fattoush salad, or to add a splash of citric acidity to grilled chicken, pork, fish or vegetables.
The Taste of the Middle East spice set is highly aromatic, zesty and totally authentic. Sharpen your palate and step into a whole new world of cuisine.
Aleppo Chilli Crushed with Salt and Sunflower Oil added during the curing process
Red Chilli, Cumin, Garlic, Sea Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Citric Acid
Ras el Hanout
Cloves, Allspice, Black Pepper, Mace, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Turmeric, Rosebuds, Cumin, White Pepper, Coriander, Nutmeg, Saffron, Bay Leaves and Paprika
Ground Red Sumac Berries
Mexican Cuisine, Chicken, Fish, Stews
Chili Con Carne or Tortilla Soup, Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage Slaw, Tomato and Tomatillo Salsas, Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken, Spicy Black Bean Enchiladas
Chipotle is a traditional Mexican spice made from dried smoked jalapeno pepper. It derives its name from the mixing of the Aztec words for chilli and smoked and it can be found in almost every traditional Mexican recipe. The heat of chipotle is classified as 7 to 12 on the Scoville pepper scale.
This spice has a warm, spicy and slightly smoked aroma, which particularly suits strongly-flavored meat and fish. It is perfect to be used as a marinade or rub before grilling, but also for seasoning fries or seafood. Another possible use is adding it to butter for spreading on cornbread or corn on the cob.
14 x 1/2 Tsp
Hot, Citrusy, Pungent, Aromatic
Chicken, Fish, Prawns
Roasted Chicken or Grilled Chicken Skewers, Sauteed Chicken Livers with Lemon and Garlic, Grilled Prawns and Bell Peppers, Roasted Cauliflower and Coconut Couscous or Rice
Try this zingy combination of Peri Peri and avocados here.
Peri Peri is both the name of a sauce and of an African variety of chili pepper, whose name literally means pepper pepper in Swahili. Peri Peri sauce is made with local chili, onions, peppers, garlic and lemon is of Portuguese origins and it spread throughout the European colonies in the Southern part of Africa, especially in Angola, Namibia and Mozambique, where is still a very popular seasoning.
This blend reproduces the spicy, hot and citrusy taste of African-Portuguese Peri Peri sauce and it is a perfect pairing with poultry and meat in general. It can also be used with strong-flavored fishes, like cod or mackerel, and it is the perfect blend to be used in fiery marinades. Another tasty and spicy idea is using this spice for seasoning french fries.
Chillies, Oregano, Parsley, Lemon Peel, Onion, Garlic, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Citric Acid
14 x 1/2 Tsp
Chicken, Pork, Shellfish
Thai Curries with Jasmine Rice
Grilled Chicken Satay
Thai Coconut Soup (Tom Kha)
Marinated Grilled Prawns
This Thai Curry blend is made with lemongrass, kaffir, galangal and tamarind. The specifics of Thai cuisine consists of including at least 3 flavour profiles (salty, sour, spicy, bitter and sweet) in every dish and the main cooking techniques for Thai curry are marinating then stir frying.
This blend pairs well with both meat and fish, but also works brilliantly with seafood and vegetables. You can add it to soups or use it to rub grilled meat. To get the most authentic Thai flavor you should mix our Thai curry with coconut milk.
Shallots, Sugar, Lemongrass, Kaffir lime, Galangal, Coriander, Cumin, Garlic, Tamarind, Thai Chilli, Coconut Oil
14 x 1/2 Tsp
Spicy, Earthy, Floral
Rice, sauces, soups, red meat, poultry, fish, seafood, vegetables
Paella is a traditional Spanish dish originating from the countryside around the city of Valencia. It is made of rice, chicken, rabbit and mixed vegetables seasoned with tomato sauce, saffron, garlic and a blend of spices. It was once the traditional lunch of local farmers, who cooked readily available ingredients in the characteristic large and flat pan that is still used to prepare authentic Paella. This recipe has then become the worldwide symbol of Spanish gastronomic tradition be it prepared the original way or with seafood or mixed meat and fish.
This blend includes all the traditional flavours of traditional Paella. It also infuses a vibrant colour to rice, sauces and soups thanks to our premium saffron. Smoked paprika, chili and black pepper give this blend a spicy edge perfect for seasoning all kinds of meat, fish and vegetables.
14 x 1/2 Tsp