In a nutshell: Packed full of Caribbean flavours this West Indian Broad Leaf Thyme is perfect in rubs and marinades, or stews, sauces and soups.
The classic Creole herb of the Caribbean. West-Indian Broad Leaf Thyme is used in the Caribbean for fresh, aromatic blends and green sofrito seasonings. The taste and aroma of Broad Leaf Thyme is more potent than its conventional counterpart. Broad Leaf Thyme is also used as a soothing tea in traditional West-Indian herbal medicine. Use it in homemade spice rubs and marinades or crumble over grills and its distinctive flavour perks all kinds of slow simmered stews, sauces and soups.
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.