Herby & Light Spice Blend, 50g/100g
A subtly sweet and light, herbal blend. Numerous herbs work in combination with softly flavoured spices, alongside a layer of fruity depth from savoury smoked paprika and mild red bell pepper.
A light base of onion and garlic gives both savoury and sweet flavours and compliments the gentle taste of fenugreek. Bay has an aromatic green character that blends with the notes from the other herbs – the sweet basil and marjoram, peppery oregano, pine-like rosemary and complex epazote. Coarsely ground flakes of red bell pepper have a mild, sweet taste and bring a subtle fruitiness reminiscent of tomatoes - this is enhanced by smoked paprika, which also adds a savoury depth. We have used a combination of ground black, white and green peppercorns, to give a balanced flavour that doesn’t have the heat often associated with pepper. Out of the three, we use the highest amount of green pepper, which is lighter and has a more floral fragrance. Its fresh herbal notes work perfectly in this blend.
A teaspoon or two adds interest to egg-based dishes such as omelettes and quiches, or toss through a simple spaghetti with olive oil, toasted pine nuts and chopped fresh cherry tomatoes. Add it to savoury flapjacks and oil trays of roasted root vegetables, and use it to give depth to soups.
WHY DON'T WE ADD SUGAR OR SALT TO OUR BLENDS?
The spices we skilfully combine give such a flavour boost on their own, so we don't add salt or sugar to our blends. Some spices have an inherent sweetness - combining these makes delicious, sweet-tasting blends. The one exception to our rule on sugar is our Sugar Spice finishing blend, in which we use small pieces of crystallised ginger for its delicious chewy texture and spicy-sweet flavour. Other spices we utilise for their deeply savoury qualities. Salt is sometimes used whilst processing sumac berries and in curing chillies such as Urfa and Aleppo, and as such, may be present in small quantities in some of our blends. We use red miso powder, which is made with salt, as an ingredient in our Savoury and Rich spice blend.
You may like to add a sprinkle of salt to your food when cooking with our spice blends - we leave the choice up to you!
A NOTE ON STORAGE
Spices are best stored in airtight packaging, away from sunlight and heat. To keep our spice blends as fresh as possible, we pack them into resealable, opaque pouches. Seal after each use and store away from sunny windowsills and sources of heat, such stovetops. If you forget to seal the pouch, the spice blend may begin to lose aroma. Please note that even if you keep our spice blends sealed securely, you may notice some clumping - this is because we do not use the anti-caking additives. Don't worry if this happens - simply give the blend a stir or use your fingertips to break down any small clumps.
Smoked sweet paprika, onion, garlic, red bell pepper flakes, basil, rosemary, epazote, oregano, thyme, green pepper, black pepper, white pepper, lemon peel powder, bay
For allergens, see items listed in bold in ingredients list.
A LITTLE ABOUT US
At spicy chameleon, we believe spices should be celebrated. Our versatile spice blends will bring creativity to your kitchen – use them alone or try in combination with our finishing blends to introduce even more layers of flavour to your cooking!
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