In a nutshell: Mauritian Masalé is commonly used with white meat, game, fish and seafood and is great with all tomato or coconut milk based curries.
If you've ever been to the remote island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, you'll know that they have one of the most exciting, and distinctive, Creole cuisine's. In this culinary melting pot, French, English, Indian, African and Chinese influences collide with the abundant seafood, tropical fruits and vegetables to create some vibrant dishes. The curries are particularly good - mild and fruity with just a touch of heat and complement all the amazing produce available to the islanders. Mauritian Masalé is commonly used with white meat, game, fish and seafood. Great with all tomato or coconut milk based curries. True to the French influences of the island, Mauritian Masalé also lends itself well to cooking with wine.
Details 40g; Ingredients: coriander seeds, turmeric, black peppercorns, ginger, chilli, cinnamon, cardamom, mace, cloves.
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Épices de Cru began in 1982 as a catering partnership between Philippe and Ethné de Vienne. Their mission was a kind of “cooking pot anthropology:” learning the secrets of family cooking around the world and applying these techniques to the needs of hungry Montrealers. The secret, they learned, was spices. Over the last two decades, Philippe and Ethné have searched for the world’s best spices, accompanied by their children, Marika and Arik. The de Viennes believe in direct sourcing spices: visiting growing regions, spending time with growers, and developing personal relationships that last decades. In 2004, they officially opened their first spice shop in Montreal’s fantastic Jean Talon market– it’s since become a mecca for foodies from all over the world. I first visited in 2008 and have been buying and using their spices on a regular basis ever since that first exciting visit. They steadfastly maintain that they do nothing original, only facilitating the exchange of culinary common sense from one place to another. But, what they do is simply quite brilliant - by providing us with the finest quality ingredients, and their superb spice mixes, we can all experiment with unusual spices and recreate delicious recipes from around the world.