Madras Curry Powder is a favorite in spice pantries around the world. This unique blend showcases a signature, medley of premium spices, all coarsely ground to release their enticing aromas and bold, complex flavors. Much of the flavor comes from the turmeric (which brings in that yellow hue), cumin, fenugreek, and chili powder.
There are many different types of curries and Madras curry powder packs a little more heat than traditional curry powder. The chili powder in this blend brings the spice and a reddish hue to this powder.
Describing the taste of ras el hanout is tricky, because this North African seasoning not only varies from purveyor to purveyor but also relies on synergy to achieve its unique bang for the buck. A blend of many different spices, in varying proportions, ras el hanout should warm the palate, with no single spice, no single flavor note-taking prominence. Instead, each ingredient should enhance the others’ flavors. You’ll find warming, slightly sweet, pungent, floral and aromatic notes.
Ras el hanout’s history dates back to the ancient spice trade. North Africa was a prime crossroads for all sorts of exotic flavorings that would eventually traverse the Mediterranean and enter Europe. North African spice merchants would reserve the best of these exotic exports and blend them into their own house seasonings. “Ras el hanout” is Arabic for “head of the shop,” another way of saying a top-shelf item. Some historians claim the term also refers back to Ethiopia, where “ras” means king. Thus ras el hanout qualifies as a royal spice blend.
Spices, Sea Salt, Turmeric, Dried Chilies
Sedona Spice Blend, our in-house spice blend, combines some southwest flavor essentials into a well balanced, mildly hot dry rub for meat and veggies. Cumin, garlic, onion and ancho chile powder provide the forward flavors, with coriander and paprika backing these up. A bit of salt, black pepper, and tomato powder round out the recipe.
Mediterranean Herbs Blend Seasoning features a combination of salt, pepper, starch, garlic, oregano, sugar, onion, and parsley that will enhance your foods with an earthy, savory taste. Use this spice blend to season a variety of proteins, such as poultry, lamb, and seafood that’s been grilled, baked, or fried. Or, mix with black olives and feta cheese as the base of a Greek salad dressing. This blend can also be used to add flavor to roasted vegetables, soups, sauces, and pasta dishes.
Country of Origin: USA