In a nutshell: Add some authentic Quebec maritime flavours to your salmon steaks with this intriguing rub.
This wonderful blend combines white pepper, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, as well as wild, indigenous plants from Québec’s Gaspé peninsula such as comptonia and wild Gaspésian pepper gathered from the bogs and Boreal forests of the region, a beautiful area of rugged cliffs along the shores of the Saint Lawrence River larger than Belgium at over 11,000 square miles! It also includes Labrador tea leaves which add a sweet freshness to the blend. It is best used with fish, especially salmon or trout. Simply rub over the fish and grill, pan-fry or roast for some really delicious flavours.
Details 30g; Ingredients: mustard seeds, coriander seeds, white pepper, pepper dulse, comptonia, wild Gaspésian pepper, Labrador tea.
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.