Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

 

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

When visiting Jamaica or the Caribbean Islands, you'll most likely be invited by a lovely aroma coming from these little traditional houses called Jerk huts. In a casual outdoor dining setting, you can experience jerk chicken grilled the traditional way over green pimento wood. Enjoy the authentic taste of Jamaican pimento at home with our jerk chicken spice blend.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs chicken legs or thighs with skin
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 2 shallots roughly cut
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp brown sugar to taste
  • 1 lime or lemon quartered
  • oil
  • salt

Jerk Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Allspice (Jamaican pimento), thyme, black peppercorn, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg
  • Pouch [2] Habanero chili very hot!

Suggested Sides

  • Cooked rice or baked potatoes.
  • Slices of fresh mango or papaya.
  • Caribbean rice & beans (recipe link in the notes)
  • Caribbean coleslaw (recipe link in the notes)

Instructions
 

Marinate

  • In a BLENDER, add garlic, shallots, tamari, vinegar, sugar, 2 tbsp oil, Jerk [1] spices, and a pinch of salt.
  • Add Jerk [2] spices to taste.
  • Blend into a smooth paste.
  • In a CONTAINER, add the chicken pieces and mix them well with the marinade.
  • Let them marinate in the fridge for 24 hours. Turn the chicken pieces occasionally.

Bake

  • Preheat OVEN to 400°F. Place chicken pieces on a greased BAKING SHEET.
  • Bake in the center of the OVEN, turning occasionally, for 20-30 minutes until all chicken pieces are cooked through.
  • When they are browned enough on the outside, turn the heat down to 350°F.

Serve

  • Sprinkle the jerk chicken pieces with lime juice to taste and serve them with your preferred sides. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Grill the marinated chicken at your next BBQ.
  • For a darker skin, brown the chicken pieces over high heat on a greased GRIDDLE or PAN before you bake them in the OVEN until cooked through.
  • Caribbean rice and beans recipe
  • In the Caribbean, rice and beans are often called rice and peas because, originally, the dish is made with pigeon peas. Today, kidney beans are most commonly used.Caribbean Coleslaw
Keyword allspice, habanero chili
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Persian Kuku Kadoo

Persian Kuku Kadoo

 

Persian Kuku Kadoo

Persian Kuku Kadoo

This dish looks like an omelet but gives a different taste experience. Not the eggs but the vegetables are the stars of the dish. The eggs act as a supporter, holding the dish together to create a heavenly taste thanks to the divine Persian 'advieh' spice blend from rosebud, cinnamon, cardamom, and mace. Healthy turmeric adds a beautiful yellow color.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Persian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 lb zucchini cut into thin slices
  • 1 onion halved and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic grated or chopped
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • oil
  • salt

Kuku Kadoo Culinary Spice Kit

  • Turmeric, rosebud, black pepper, cinnamon, cumin, mace, cardamom

Suggested Sides

  • fresh flatbread
  • yogurt seasoned with lemon juice and freshly chopped parsley
  • olives, whole or sliced
  • fresh lettuce salad with parsley, chives, and red radish slices
  •  pomegranate seeds 

Instructions
 

Eggs

  • In a large BOWL, whisk eggs.
  • Add baking powder and salt to taste.
  • Stir in about 1/2 of the Kuku Kadoo spices.

Vegetables

  • In a PAN, heat 2 tbsp of oil.
  • In several batches, fry zucchini, garlic, and onion until they become soft.
  • Take the vegetables out and set aside.

Bake

  • Preheat OVEN to 400°F.
  • In a PIE BAKING DISH, add the vegetables.
  • Keep about ten zucchini slices aside.
  • Pour the egg mixture over and level out.
  • Distribute the remaining zucchini slices on top.
  • Cover with aluminum foil.
  • Bake it for about 25 minutes until it is set.
  • Take off the foil after the first 10 minutes.

Serve

  • Serve kuku kadoo with bread, yogurt sauce, olives, salad, and/or pomegranate seeds.

Notes

  • Substitute zucchini with asparagus, green beans, artichokes, mushrooms, potatoes, or eggplant.
  • Make the Kuku Sabzi recipe instead.
Keyword cardamom, mace, rosebud, turmeric
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Indian Chicken Tikka

Indian Chicken Tikka

Indian Chicken Tikka

Indian Chicken Tikka

Well-known Chicken Tikka develops its flavor in a fragrant yogurt-marinade. 

Our spice blend includes ajowan, an extraordinary aromatic Indian spice. Ajowan has a thyme-anise-like taste, slightly bitter and nutty. 

Dip the grilled goodness into a mint chutney from fresh herbs.

 

Indian Chicken Tikka

Indian Chicken Tikka​

Well-known Chicken Tikka develops its flavor in a fragrant yogurt-marinade. Our spice blend includes ajowan, an extraordinary aromatic Indian spice. Ajowan has a thyme-anise-like taste, slightly bitter and nutty. Dip the grilled goodness into a mint chutney from fresh herbs.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1.25 lb chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup yogurt plain
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 12 skewers*)
  • 1.5 inch ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon for juice
  • 1-3 fresh chilies finely sliced (opt.)
  • salt
  • oil

Tikka Culinary Spice Kit

  • Paprika, cinnamon, cardamom, ajowan, turmeric, cloves, cumin, white pepper, coriander

Suggested Sides

  • basmati rice
  • flatbread (e.g. naan, roti, chapati)
  • lettuce or cucumber salad 

Instructions
 

Marinade

  • In a BLENDER, add yogurt, Tikka spices, 2/3 of the garlic and ginger, salt and chilies to taste. Blend into a smooth paste.
  • In a CONTAINER, add the chicken pieces and mix them well with the marinade.
  • Let them marinate in the fridge for 24 hours. Turn the chicken pieces occasionally.

Mint chutney

  • In a BLENDER, blend mint, cilantro, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/3 of the garlic and ginger, and salt and chilies to taste. Add water as needed to create a thick sauce.
    Indian Mint Chutney
  • Cover and keep cool until serving.

Preheat OVEN to 425°F.

  • Thread the chicken pieces onto skewers.
  • Place the skewers on a BAKING SHEET lined with greased aluminum foil.
  • Roast the chicken in the OVEN for 20 to 30 minutes, until cooked through, turning midway.

Serve

  • Serve tikka with the mint chutney and your preferred sides.

Notes

*) If using wooden skewers, soak them first for 30 minutes in water.
  • Substitute chicken with lamb loin, sirloin beef, veal, mushrooms, potatoes, and/ or boiled paneer or tofu.
  • Substitute cilantro with parsley.
Keyword ajowan
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Japanese Matcha Mochi Dessert

Japanese Mochi Matcha Dessert

Japanese MOCHI MATCHA DESSERT

Mochi Matcha Dessert

Do you like the smooth, elastic, and chewy texture of mochi? 

If so, then this will be your next favorite recipe. The cake has a mochi-style inside, that is a bit juicier with a slightly crunchy top. 

Alternatively, make fluffy muffins or an eggless thin cake.

Matcha Mochi Dessert Culinary Spice Kit Ingredients
  • Matcha powder
Dry Ingredients

1.5       cups     sweet rice flour

1          cup       sugar

1.5       tsp        baking powder

0.25     tsp        salt

1.5       tbsp      Mochi Matcha Dessert spices

Optional 

Add 3 tbsp white chocolate chips or shredded coconut.

 

Wet Ingredients

1                       egg, whisked

0.5       cup       oil

1          cup       coconut milk

Alternative

Substitute coconut milk with any other milk.

Directions

In a BOWL, mix all dry ingredients. 

Add wet ingredients and mix until it’s a smooth batter without clumps.

Fill the batter into a greased 8″ x 8″ baking pan.

Bake in the OVEN at 350°F for 45 minutes. Let it cool.

Optionally, decorate with melted white chocolate.

Enjoy!

 

Mochi Matcha Muffins

Dry Ingredients

1.5       cups     sweet rice flour

1/3       cup       sugar

2          tsp        baking powder

0.25     tsp        salt

1.5       tbsp      Mochi Matcha Dessert spices

Optional 

Add 3 tbsp white chocolate chips or shredded coconut.

 
Wet Ingredients

2                       egg, whisked

1/3       cup       oil

1          cup     coconut milk

Alternative

Substitute coconut milk with any other milk.

Directions

In a BOWL, mix all dry ingredients. 

Add wet ingredients and mix until it’s a smooth batter without clumps.

Fill the batter into 18 greased muffin cups.

Bake in the OVEN at 350°F for 45 minutes. Let it cool.

Optionally, decorate with melted white chocolate.

Enjoy!

Mochi Matcha Eggless Thin Cake

Dry Ingredients

1          cup       sweet rice flour

0.5       cup       sugar

0.25     tsp        baking powder

0.25     tsp        salt

0.5       tbsp      Mochi Matcha Dessert spices

Wet Ingredients

0.75      cup     coconut milk

Alternative

Substitute coconut milk with any other milk.

Directions

In a BOWL, mix all dry ingredients. 

Add milk and mix until it’s a smooth dough without clumps.

Fill the dough into a greased 8″ x 8″ baking pan.

Bake in the OVEN at 350°F for 45 minutes. Let it cool.

Optionally, decorate with melted white chocolate.

Enjoy!

Japanese Tsukune

Japanese Tsukune

 

Japanese Tsukune

Japanese Tsukune

Japanese tsukune are meatballs coated with a salty-sweet sauce. It's one of the common grilled items served at Japanese yakitori restaurants. This dish is perfect for your next barbecue cook-out or dinner. The meatballs are soft, bouncy, and smooth in texture. Create your minced meat with your desired protein. Optionally, stuff it with vegetables. Finish with a Japanese staple, the shichimi togarashi spice blend.
 
Hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground meat chicken, turkey, pork, veal, beef, or mixed
  • 1 egg
  • 4 green onions finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp corn starch or tapioca flour
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 tbsp cooking wine, dry sherry, or mirin
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 inch ginger grated
  • oil sesame or vegetable

Tsukune Culinary Spice Kit

  • [shichimi togarashi] Toasted sesame seeds, black & white, hemp seeds, seaweed, orange peel, tangerine peel, ginger, Sichuan peppercorn

Suggested Sides

  • Cooked or steamed rice
  • Cooked or steamed bok choy, green asparagus, zucchini, spinach, or broccoli
  • Fresh salad from cucumber and mung bean sprouts

Instructions
 

Sauce

  • In a CUP, mix 3 tbsp soy sauce, 3 tbsp cooking wine, and 1 tbsp sugar.

Prepare Meatballs

  • In a large BOWL, mix onions, ginger, and meat until well combined.
  • To the meat-onion mixture, add 1 tbsp soy sauce, egg, and corn starch. Combine well.
  • Form balls of about 2 inches in diameter or flat patties. (*)

Fry Meatballs

  • In a PAN, fry meatballs over medium heat until they turn brown on all sides.
  • Cover. Cook until meatballs are cooked thoroughly.
  • Remove lid and any oil or cooking liquid. Push meatballs to the sides.
  • Add sauce in the center and keep meatballs on the sides for the following step.
  • Cook over low heat until the sauce reduces and becomes less liquid.
  • Slowly, turn meatballs in the sauce until all are evenly coated with a shiny glaze.

Serve

  • Serve the meatballs with your preferred sides.
  • Sprinkle with Tsukune spices.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

Grill: Form balls or small sausages of about 1 inch in diameter and thread them onto skewers. Baste them with the sauce and grill them on both sides.
Noodles: Triple the sauce and add cooked wide noodles in the last step to the PAN.
Stuffed: (*) Add cooked green beans and carrot sticks and form meat sausages around them.
Japanese Tsukune stuffed
Japanese Tsukune stuffed
Keyword hemp seeds, seaweed, shichimi togarashi, Sichuan pepper
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Bolivian Quinoa Salad

Bolivian Quinoa Salad

 

Bolivian Quinoa Salad

Bolivian Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a grain dating back to the pre-Columbian cultures in Latin America. With its protein, dietary fiber, polyunsaturated fats, and minerals, quinoa remains an important source of nutrients for the Quechua and Aymara peoples in the Andes region of South America. In their language, quinoa means ‘mother grain’. Aji panca is very mild chili pepper with a fruity-sweet flavor.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bolivian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups quinoa
  • 1/2 lb cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/2 English cucumber diced
  • 1 large carrot
  • 3 green onions finely sliced
  • 2 large avocados diced
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 lettuce of your choice
  • 2-3 limes or lemons for juice
  • oil
  • salt

Quinoa Salad Culinary Spice Kit

  • Aji panca, cumin, oregano

Optional

  • 1 cup chopped nuts of your choice
  • 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans

Instructions
 

Quinoa

  • Cook quinoa according to package instructions. It should turn out fluffy.

Carrots

  • Cut the carrot lengthwise into ⅛-inch thin slices.
  • Then, slice them lengthwise into ⅛-inch thin strips.

Salad

  • In a large BOWL, mix 2 tbsp lime juice, Quinoa Salad spices, and 1 tbsp oil.
  • Add tomatoes, cucumber, onions, and cilantro. Mix well and season with salt to taste.
  • Add avocados and mix carefully.

Serve

  • Place large lettuce leaves on plates.
  • Add quinoa salad on top and garnish with carrots.
  • Optionally, add nuts or beans to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  • Substitute cilantro with flat parsley or chives.
  • Dry roast the nuts or garbanzo beans.
  • Add slices of fried steak or chicken, or of smoked salmon or trout.
  • Cut the lettuce into 1-inch strips.
  • Substitute quinoa with couscous.
  • If you are used to quinoa, try a non-white type.
Keyword aji panca
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