In a nutshell: This classic Japanese spice blend is great sprinkled on noodle soups, rice and grilled fish dishes.
Shichimi Togarashi is a classic blend in Japanese cooking, also called Japanese Seven Spice. The blend is almost always composed of the same ingredients, with only the proportions changing according to individual taste. Ours contains our award-winning sansho pepper, chilli, Quebec nori seaweed as well as dried yuzu peel, among others. In Japan, it is traditionally served as a finishing spice or a garnish for grilling noodle or miso soups, or simply on top of white rice. Lightly hot, with citrus and sesame notes, it’s a blend that goes well with grilled fish or seafood in general. It’s also a great finishing spice for salads of all kinds, Japanese-inspired or not.
Details 40g; Ingredients: chilli, sesame seeds, nori seaweed, yuzu peel, sansho pepper, mandarin peel, hemp seeds, 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.