Épices de Cru Brining Spices


In a nutshell: A perfect blend for brining meat or poultry, with a subtle yet sublime flavour made up of eighteen herbs and spices - use it to do the Thanksgiving or Christmas turkey.

This blend is made up of 18 different herbs and spices. No one flavour dominates, so it is subtle and well calibrated, allowing any meat or poultry to express their full, and moist, flavour once brined. Perfect for brining a large turkey – simply combine 1 tin of Brining Spices with about 6.5 litres of water, 40g salt and 80g sugar. Bring to the boil in a large stockpot then allow to cool. Immerse the turkey in the brining liquid for 12-24 hours before roasting.

Details 50g

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.