In a nutshell: Try Sapote grated into your next mug of hot chocolate where its soothing, possibly aphrodisiacal qualities, will get you in the mood or just help you relax after a busy day.
Sapote, known also as mamey, is the fruit of various trees of pouteria sapota genus native to South America. There are several related varieties (white, black, yellow, green) of the fruit available in South and Central America and all are delicious when perfectly ripe. The dried sapote kernel or nut is also amazing with an aroma of almonds and Brazil nuts when grated! Traditionally used to season desserts in the West Indian kitchen where it makes its way into cake and ice cream recipes. For inventive pastry chefs, it pairs well with vanilla and chocolate and can be added to chocolate cakes, creme caramel and sweet pastries. In Oaxaca, Mexico they add it to tejate, a hot cocoa and corn drink. Try it grated into your next mug of hot chocolate where its soothing, possibly aphrodisiacal qualities, will get you in the mood or just help you relax after a busy day. PS A little goes a long way!
Details 1 piece / 18-20g
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.