Spice Collection, Asian

$37.00

Each of the spice collections features 7 fresh exotic spices in metal canisters with labelled lids and sides. A description of each spice is included with suggested uses, tips and recipes. The spice collections are beautifully packaged in embossed tins. The Asian collection includes:

CHINESE FIVE-SPICE
This powerful blend of spices includes cinnamon, cloves, fennel, szechuan pepper and ginger. Try adding a teaspoon or two with a half cup of liquid (water, wine or stock) to flavour a stir-fry. It’s also an interesting addition to fruit desserts.

CASSIA BARK

From the dried bark of the cassia tree, it is similar to cinnamon, but with a more robust flavour, appropriate for combining with the intensity of other Asian spices. Cassia is also known as Chinese cinnamon.

GALANGAL
Galangal has the peppery hotness of ginger but not the sweetness. Use it to flavour Indonesian sambals or in fish dishes with coconut milk. Also known as laos (Indonesian) and kha (Thailand).

KAFFIR LIME LEAVES
Unlike ordinary citrus leaves, kaffir lime leaves have a pronounced flavour and fragrance that combines well with rich coconut milk and hot chili spices. Very good with fish

LEMON GRASS
Essential to Thai cooking, this aromatic grass has a small bulbous root with a light lemonlike flavour and aroma that mixes well with strong Asian spices. One teaspoon of our powdered lemon grass is equal to one stalk of fresh.

SZECHUAN PEPPERS
From the Szechuan province of China, this mildly hot spice comes from the prickly ash tree. Though not related to the peppercorn family, Szechuan berries resemble black peppercorns, but contain a tiny seed. Szechuan pepper has a distinctive flavor and fragrance, slightly reminiscent of camphor. Szechuan pepper is also known as fagara, sansho and Sichuan pepper. Dry roast before using.

STAR ANISE
This dried, star-shaped fruit grows on small evergreen trees in China and Vietnam. Its smokey, licorice flavour makes it a distinctive ingredient in Chinese braised dishes and Malaysian curries. Or, use it as a garnish.

 

37.00 CDN is aprox $28.25 US

 

View all the spice collections.

Also available: the Indian Collection, the Mediterranean Collection and the Mexican Collection.