This robust blend is a blank canvas, just screaming for flavor fusion. Greek Spice, or Grecque, is a gentle and tasty, highly aromatic, seasoning blend for Mediterranean luvin’ flavor. It is versatile and easy to use. Greek need only be paired with olive oil.
Taste and Aroma
Non-Irradiated ★ Small Batch Blended ★ Freshness Dated
★ Good up to 1 year after opening, but even better if used within 6 months.
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You'll find this to be an ideal N’awlins Cajun Seasoning. Why we love this blend? Kickin' Cajun seasoning delivers the smokey warmth that typifies the Cajun taste. One mouthful, and you’ll think you’re on Bourbon Street in N’awlins!
“Cajun” refers to the rustic cuisine of rural Louisiana that was developed by displaced French Canadians during their expulsion from British rule in the 1750's. Cajun food is characterised by simple French & Mediterranean style, one pot style dishes.
Taste and Aroma Profile
This delicious blend has a bit of mild spiciness with just a bit of temperate heat that delights the palate, balanced with the aromatics of fragrant coriander, onion and garlic and the tastes of hearty oregano, sweet paprika and floral thyme.
How to Enjoy it
We’ve combined a link with the old world herbs & spices of Greek oregano, delicate thyme and cumin with the new world spices of Hungarian paprika, fragrant coriander, cayenne pepper, bold Tellicherry black pepper, dehydrated organic garlic powder, minced onion, and pristine Himalayan pink crystal sea salt (Gourmet food grade), resulting in a perfectly balanced blend-with-a-kick.
Recipe: Apricot Glazed Bacon Wrapped Cajun Pork Tenderloin
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Non-Irradiated ★ Small Batch Blended
Freshness Dated ★ Best if used within 1 year of opening
Non-Irradiated ★ Small Batch Blended
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If you’ve ever enjoyed the peppery-sweet taste of a rib eye seasoned with Montreal Steak Spice, you can thank a Canadian grill cook known as “The Shadow.”
Like many preserved-meat seasonings, the popular blend has its roots in Eastern European cooking. Along with pepper and garlic, Montreal steak spice features coriander and dill, common in recipes from Romania. It shouldn’t be surprising, then, that most accounts trace the origin of the spice blend to a deli founded by a Romanian immigrant. Not just any deli either, but Schwartz’s, the city’s most well-known purveyor of smoked-meat sandwiches and the oldest deli in Canada.
According to Bill Brownstein, who wrote a book about the famed deli, every employee was allowed to eat their fill of one item: cooked liver. Perhaps this limited diet was why one cook, Morris Sherman, became so thin that he earned the nickname “The Shadow.” The joke was that if he turned sideways, only his shadow would be visible.
Sherman and his fellow employees at the smoked meat landmark Schwartz’s were allowed to eat for free at the restaurant, but only liver steak. Legend has it that one day, since liver can have a dry taste, Sherman sprinkled a new blend of spices over the liver.
Soon enough, customers began to ask for the spice, and eventually it was also used on steaks. Montreal Steak spice was born. When sprinkled on a steak pre- or post-grilling, the taste of Montreal steak spice is comparable to another deli favorite: pastrami. Zesty and complex, the blend is more than a point of local pride. As Brownstein says, it’s basically the standard by which all steaks should be seasoned, not just in Canada but throughout the continent.
Our version of the classic Montreal Steak rub —based on “The Shadow's” recipe— has a robust flavor explosion designed for the bolder tastes of steaks and burgers.
We —and many others— have discovered that Montreal Steak Seasoning's charms aren't limited to red meat. Far from it — from enlivening roast potatoes, to spicing up veggies on the BBQ, to making your simple side salad sing, our all natural, small-batch take on a classic makes this spice blend an indispensable partner in the kitchen. Don't forget to try it on salmon, pork chops, chicken and even French fries. Our personal favorite is actually when it's paired with fish — big tuna, swordfish, or mahi-mahi steaks left overnight in a simple marinade of extra-virgin olive oil and our Montreal Steak Rub, then seared quickly on the grill outside or in a cast iron pan on the stove top.
Ingredients: Himalayan pink sea salt, Hungarian paprika, Tellicherry black pepper, garlic, onion, roasted red bell pepper, black mustard seed, coriander, hot pepper flakes, rosemary, thyme, and dill.
We love to partner with our foodie community, so we're happy to announce our first collaboration with Saratoga Olive Oil Co. to produce Saratoga Olive Oil Bread Dip Mix. Sprinkle this delicious mix into your favorite olive oil for dipping, into sour cream for a quick potato chip dip or on your breadsticks just before they go in the oven.
• The pouch comes with a 3/8" wide green grosgrain ribbon to loop over a bottle of olive oil to give as a gift.
• The medium jar comes with a shaker lid.
Ingredients: roasted onion, rosemary, dried lemon peel, chives, oregano, parsley and Cyprus sea salt.
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Herbes de Provence is a tour of delicate flavors. This classic blend from the South of France for country cooking, also known as Provençal herbs, is floral, flavorful, fruity & fresh.
There are as many mixtures of Herbes de Provence as there are ways to use it. Ours is a purist mixture, with a very unique and delicious flavor from a special combination of hand-blended (mixed together, but not ground) thyme, basil, summer savory, oregano, and rosemary, with a hint of marjoram, that represents the bounty and fragrance of the region. And it makes everything taste heavenly.
Herbes de Provence is used to add the flavor of the French countryside with ease and simplicity instead of using individual herbs. The most common types of foods in which Herbes de Provence is used include grilled meats and vegetables, roasted chicken, baked fish as well as in soups, gravies and stews.
❖ How to Enjoy it
→ Use this charming blend/mélange to sprinkle over fresh goat cheese drizzled with Saratoga extra-virgin olive oil, to rub densely over a leg of lamb or pork chops, and to season oven-roasted vegetables of all kinds.
→ Herbes de Provence makes a terrific flavorful addition to omelettes, roasted chicken or turkey, all kind of meats: beef, veal, pork, lamb, & for all kind of fish or sea-food, marinades, sauces, salads, soups, fried vegetables and vegetable stews as well.
→ Apply before grilling or baking to kabobs, and white fish.
→ Add it to a vinaigrette and drizzle it over a fresh green salad to give them a holiday fragrance.
→ Blend it with yogurt and garlic for a flavorful lamb marinade. Add a dash to the filling of a savory tart or quiche, or pizza as well.
→ Combining this lovely herb blend with a top-grade olive oil makes a lovely dipping sauce for fresh bread, and it will always complement your meal well when your entrée also contains Herbes de Provence.
→ Our special blend of aromatic herbs may also be used in olive oil when cooking all kind of vegetables. Use this blend with any Italian recipe. In fact, use it anytime you want a taste of sunny French Provence.
❖ Ingredients: thyme, basil, summer savory, oregano, rosemary & marjoram.
Did you know… Marjoram (an herb in the oregano family) was referred to as the “Joy of the Mountains” by the Greeks and celebrated throughout the Mediterranean for its flavor, fragrance and medicinal values. If wild marjoram grew on a grave, it was thought to bring happiness to the departed. Both the Greeks and Romans adorned young couples with a marjoram crown and in ancient Egypt, the herb was offered upon altars to the Egyptian deities.
❖ What is Z'HUG, you may be wondering?
Native to Yemen — Z'hug [zhuk] is the epic spice revolution you didn’t know you needed. It's an intense flavor enhancer as much as a flavor on their own.
Often referred to as the Yemeni parmesan, Z'hug (sometimes spell it zhoug, skhug, s'chug, sahawiq) adds an unparalleled wonderful complexity of flavor to dinner centerpieces that will blow your mind. Adding Z'hug to a dish makes a big impact on its flavor. In Yemen, the Middle East and North Africa, Z'hug is an essentially savory simple sauce, something like a cross between a pesto and a salsa verde, but hotter than either and with an intricate flavor profile. It has recently become popular in the United States.
Our product is a dry recreation of the authentic sauce, featuring a meticulously crafted blend of a variety of premium authemtic spices. It has many incredibly devoted fans!
❖ What Does Z'hug Taste Like?
Fragrant, intensely savory, spicy, subtle earthy notes, smokey, slightly citrus finish, with a great depth of flavor and bouquet, and enough heat to satisfy chile fans, but not so much that it overwhelms the other flavors and spices. The combination is sheer genious. Everything is dialed in — the scent, the color, the texture, the flavor. Warning: When you start to enjoy this spice blend, you practically get married!
❖ How do you enjoy Z'hug? ....So many ways!
❖ Fresh hand blended Ingredients
❖ Healthy and Natural
❖ And When Your Order Arrives...
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❖ Recipes (coming soon)
Though it may seem like a strange time to celebrate venerable Z'hug when so many in Yemen are suffering, many from hunger, I would argue that there is no better time. For so many Yemenites, their signature Z'hug is a potent reminder of who they really are.