Mellow & Bright Spice Blend, 50g/100g
This flavoursome blend has a chameleonic character - depending on how you use it, different qualities will be accentuated: mellow and full, or lively and bright. We've combined zingy ginger, sumac, Aleppo chilli flakes and lemon thyme, to lift the soft, savoury base of cumin, garlic and fenugreek. A hint of aromatic cinnamon adds a little sweetness and brings out the fruity flavour of the Aleppo chilli.
Sundried, deseeded and ground into coarse flakes, Aleppo chillies have an inherent tomato-like sweetness and a mild bite of heat. They're processed with a little vegetable oil and salt, giving them a pleasantly soft texture and moreish balance of savoury and sweet. In this blend, Aleppo chilli blends beautifully with the tart, lemony flavour of sumac. The combination of the two lifts the earthy qualities of the blend and makes all the flavours sing. In broths and soups, the peppery aspect of the blend is intensified, whereas when used in creamy dips or cooked with pulses, it tastes softer and sweeter.
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.
Cumin, sumac, garlic, Aleppo chilli, cinnamon, ginger, fenugreek,, lemon thyme, parsley, black pepper
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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