In a nutshell: This fabulous mix combines the kaleidoscope of flavours used in Trinidad as a result of its unique ethnic population mix and makes a perfect Caribbean curry.
This aromatic and spicy curry blend is a classic of the British West Indies. Trinidad is home to the largest East Indian population in the Caribbean. For over two hundred years, Trinidadian curries have adapted to the local spices and Creole influences and collided with a unique fusion of Indian and Caribbean flavours. Only in Trinidad would you find dark roasted spices, roasted lentils, West Indian spices and Creole herbs blended into a magnificent curry mix. Try this versatile curry blend with lamb or duck, the national dish of Trinidad. Just add some chopped root vegetables, coconut milk and cook in a similar way to our Curry goat recipe (see Jamaican Curry).
Details 50g; Ingredients: turmeric, coriander, chickpea, cumin,garlic, pepper, fenugreek, bay leaf, mace, scotch bonnet, spring onion, thyme, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, nigella.
About Épices de Cru
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.