Once considered to be the hottest pepper, the Habanero is still near the top of list. The intense citrus flavor and strong floral notes make it ideal for hot sauces and salsas. As with all hot peppers handle with caution!
Aleppo, commonly used in Middle Eastern & Mediterranean cuisine, has a heat level of about 10,000 Scoville units. Aleppo can be used as a substitute for crushed red pepper or paprika.
Allspice has a woody, Cinnamon-like flavor with hints of Clove, Nutmeg and Peppercorn. Allspice aquired its name because of its multiple flavor tones. Allspice can be used in seasonings, sauces, pickling, marinades, chutneys, and desserts. It imparts a warm flavor and is often associated with autumn and winter fare. Ground Allspice is included in our Baker's Starter Selections gift box.
Allspice has a woody, Cinnamon-like flavor with hints of Clove, Nutmeg and Peppercorn. Allspice aquired its name because of its multiple flavor tones. Allspice can be used in seasonings, sauces, pickling, marinades, chutneys, desserts. It imparts a warm flavor and is often associated with autumn and winter fare.
Ancho powder is actually Pablano pepper; it is dark and smoky with a deep rich flavor and mild heat. This pepper is most commonly used in Mexican cooking and a staple in tamales.
Anise Seeds have a licorice flavor accented with a sweet fruity taste. They are excellent with breads and go well with apples, chestnuts, figs, fish and seafood, nuts, pumpkin and root vegetables.
Annatto provides a slightly musky, soft peppery flavor with a hint of bitterness.
Whole or ground annatto seeds can be steeped or roasted in oil, then combined with other spices to create a flavorful paste for rice, beans, meats, stews, soups, and tamales.
Annatto is prevalent in Latin, Caribbean and Asian cuisines and is a natural partner for Southwestern dishes.
Sweet and spicy with a peppery warmth Basil is a staple of western cooking. Commonly used in Italian recipes it is also Found in traditional Thai cuisine. It is a natural companion of tomatoes and garlic. The flavor is enhanced when combined with lemon or zest.
Bay leaves, also known as “Laurel” are dried leaves of the evergreen tree, Laurus nobili and are used in soups, stocks, stews, meats, sauces, pickles and marinades.
Black sesame has a tangy, earthier flavor than the white version. Like all sesames, black is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Combine with chili, coriander, ginger, oregano, pepper and thyme.