In a nutshell: Use for Lebanese-style mezze brunches of grilled chicken skewers, lamb kefta, Baba Ganoush, hummus dips, tabbouleh, chopped salads and flatbreads.
This brilliant blend helps you get some serious Lebanese flavours into your cooking. Traditionally used in classic Lebanese dishes like shwarma, shish taouk and falafels. Lebanese Seven Spice is commonly blended with olive oil and garlic then used with poultry or meat recipes. With sweet notes of cinnamon, allspice and cardamom, this mix is perfect for a variety of mezze dips, using with marinated chicken thighs and delicious with lamb and pilaf-style rice dishes. We like to make an impromptu Lebanese brunch with this mix - adding it to some grilled chicken skewers to serve with hummus and other dips, Baba Ganoush, flatbreads, tabbouleh and chopped tomato, cucumber and onion salads and bowls of yoghurt sprinkled with sumac.
Details 60g; Ingredients: black pepper, fenugreek, cassia, allspice, cloves, nutmeg, ginger.
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.