Shichimi Togarashi (七味唐辛子) (“seven-flavored spice of life”) is probably one of the most interesting & vibrant spice blends that we keep on hand in our kitchen.
Its a very exotic zesty Japanese — largely credited to a Tokyo spice shop that dates back to the 17th century — salt-free mix of hot and cool flavors from chile and sesame seeds to seaweed and citrus, that tickle the tongue and add aromatic and complex, bold flavors to dishes. This spice blend imparts nutty, citrusy, and umami flavors to a variety of seafood and vegetables. Add it to any sort of savory dish and it will pleasantly surprise you!
❖ Flavor profile
Abruptly spicy. Somewhat sour. Quite nutty. A tad salty. Absolutely delicious!
The aroma is of the dried tangerine peel, with a hint of nori (a type of seaweed often used for sushi, which has a nutty, sweet-salty flavor).
This has a bit of a quick hitting heat that fades quickly, but is also complex and savory with hints of citrus and earthiness.
❖ How to enjoy it
Shichimi Togarashi is carefully handcrafted on a foundation of red Chiles, dried Orange peel, Sansho pepper, toasted Sesame seeds (white and black), toasted Nori flakes (seaweed), and Poppy seeds. Our special chukara – or medium-heat – blend rounds out the dominant flavors of Sansho pepper and chiles with ingredients such as dried orange peel.
❖ Product Features
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
Saratoga Spicery Greek Seasoning is packed fresh offering quality you can taste. All spices, herbs, and blends are Non-Irradiated, no preservatives, all-natural, no MSG, no GMO, and zero fillers ★ Small Batch Blended ★ Freshness Dated ★ Good up to 1 year after opening, but even better if used within 6 months ★ Hand crafted in U.S.A.
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“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 characterized by simple French & Mediterranean style, one pot style dishes. Kickin' Cajun is the perfect blend of zesty, spicy, savory flavors that are sure to kick any dish up a delicious notch. It's more versatile than you'd think.
❖ 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. Saratoga Spicery Kickin' Cajun unveils all of the intensity of Cayenne pepper, whose characteristic zing envelops the taste buds in an explosion of flavors and tantalizing notes.
❖ How to Enjoy it
For a great fajita marinade, mix together 1 tablespoon Kickin' Cajun seasoning, 2/3 cup vegetable oil and 1/3 cup lime juice or vinegar. Let your chicken, pork, flank or round steak marinate in the fridge overnight, then toss it in a hot cast-iron skillet and cook quickly until done. Serve with bell pepper, onion slices, flour tortillas and sour cream and guacamole for a tasty, easy meal.
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. Our Kickin' Cajun is skillfully blended in small batches to ensure freshness.
❖ 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