Spice Blends

Épices de Cru Montreal Spice Rub


 In a nutshell: Perfect if you want to recreate the authentic taste of Montreal's famed Jewish deli smoked meat sandwiches or just sprinkle on your humble steaks before frying.

The "Montreal Spice Rub" is probably Canada's most famous spice offering, something that all Canadian homes have in their store cupboard ready to sprinkle on their steaks before cooking. Inspired by the classic blend, created decades ago, in  Montreal's famous Jewish delis. Anyone who has visited this exciting culinary city will know that it's well worth waiting in line for a smoked meat on rye (with sweet and sour pickle of course) at Schwartz's on Boulevard St-Laurent.  Use this blend to also recreate some authentic smoked meat flavour when cooking brisket or making salt beef. Simply sprinkle over any steak before grilling or frying.

Details 70g; Ingredients: Black pepper, mustard, garlic, onion, salt, dill seed, chilli.

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.

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