In a nutshell: The best chilli for making Mexican moles and Bbq salsas.
A variety of dried poblano. The mulato chilli is mild and sweet with chocolate and dried fruit flavours. A key ingredient in mole poblano. We sell only primero grade, the largest and finest mulato chilli. The best grades of mulato chillies are left to ripen and dry on the plant. The heat of this chilli varies from mild to moderately hot. A kind of “Mexican roulette” where one takes one’s chances with this addictive chilli. The mulato chilli is rarely ground or stuffed and is used mostly for moles or salsa borracha, ‘drunken salsa,’ a sauce that usually contains some form of alcohol and is served with classic Mexican barbecue fare.
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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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18 St. Mary’s Road, Ealing, London, W5 5ES. Tel: 0208 566 0632
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