Indian Tandoori

Indian Tandoori

 

Indian Tandoori

Indian Tandoori

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Well-known Tandoori BBQ develops its flavor in a fragrant yogurt-marinade. The 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
  

Protein

  • 1.25 lb chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces

Fresh Produce

  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1.5 inch ginger grated
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1 lemon for juice

Dairy

  • 2/3 cup yogurt plain

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • 12 skewers *)
  • salt
  • oil

Tandoori Culinary Spice Kit

  • [1] Paprika, cinnamon, cardamom, ajowan, turmeric, cloves, cumin, white pepper, coriander
  • [2] Chili flakes

Suggested Sides

  • 2 cups basmati rice cooked or steamed

Instructions
 

Marinade

  • In a BOWL, add yogurt, Tandoori [1] spices, 2/3 of the garlic and ginger, salt and Tandoori [2] spices to taste. Mix well.
  • Coat chicken with the marinade.
  • Cover and let marinate in the fridge for 2 to 24 hours.

Mint chutney

  • In a FOOD PROCESSOR, blend mint, cilantro, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1/3 of the garlic and ginger, salt and Tandoori [2] spices to taste.
  • Add water as needed to create a thick sauce.
  • Cover and keep cool until serving.

Bake

  • Preheat OVEN to 425°F.
  • Thread chicken onto skewers.
  • Place skewers in a BAKING DISH lined with aluminum foil.
  • Roast in the OVEN for 20 to 30 minutes, until cooked through, turning midway.

Serve

  • Serve tandoori with rice or bread, the mint chutney, and optionally a fresh salad.
  • Enjoy!

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.
▪ Substitute rice with naan or chapati bread.
 
Maghrebi Chermoula Tagine

Maghrebi Chermoula Tagine

 

Maghrebi Chermoula Tagine

Maghrebi Chermoula Tagine

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Chermoula is an aromatic marinade from North Africa. It's popular in the Maghrebi countries from Tunisia to Morocco. With its base of fresh herbs it's similar to South American chimichurri. It's mainly used in slow cooked tagines with fish or chicken. Alternatively, try it as a seasoning on grilled meat, fish, or vegetables.
 
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Algerian, Libyan, Moroccan, Tunesian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 1.5 lbs fish filet * for instance: salmon, halibut, sea bass, or red snapper

Fresh Produce

  • 6 tbsp finely chopped herbs: cilantro and parsley 50:50 **
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Chermoula Culinary Spice Kit

  • Paprika, cumin, garlic, tangerine peel

Optional

  • harissa chili paste or fresh chopped chilies

Suggested Sides

  • fresh bread
  • finely chopped tomatoes + cucumbers
  • carrot, potato, or couscous salad ****

Instructions
 

Prepare chermoula

  • Mix herbs, garlic, lemon juice, 3 tbsp oil, and Chermoula spices.
  • Optionally, add chilies to taste.

Marinate

  • Spread a thin layer of oil on the bottom of a BAKING DISH.
  • Place the fish * (skin-side down) in the BAKING DISH.
  • Season it with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Coat it evenly with chermoula.
  • Cover it with aluminum foil.
  • Let it marinate in the fridge for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

Bake

  • Preheat the OVEN to 300°F. ***
  • Bake the fish for 15-20 minutes (for the meat: 1-2 hours), until it's cooked through.

Easier alternative (instead of marinate and bake):

  • Season chermoula with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Spread it over grilled fish, meat, or vegetables.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* Substitute with 2 lbs chicken legs or lamb chops.
** If necessary, substitute cilantro with parsley.
*** Optionally, add carrots and/or bell pepper slices on top of the fish or chicken.
**** Couscous salad
Cambodian Rice Noodle Salad

Cambodian Neorm Masour

Cambodian Rice Noodle Salad - long

Cambodian Neorm Masour

In this light salad, noodles are paired with healthy raw vegetables in a tangy lemon sauce. It’s seasoned with Kampot pepper, which has a floral note and is considered the finest pepper in the world.

Kampot Pepper

Grown in the mineral-rich mountains of the Kampot region, the taste of black Kampot pepper unveils hints of flower, eucalyptus, and mint. “It’s got a floral dimension that’s really something special,” said Anthony Bourdain.

Variations
  • Substitute some of the cabbage with finely sliced
    shallots, bell pepper, or shredded carrots. 
  • Substitute meat with shrimp or cold cut meat, or mix.
The Neorm Masour Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:

Kampot Pepper

Kampot Pepper
Kampot Pepper
Cambodian Rice Noodle Salad

Cambodian Neorm Masour​

SpiceBreeze
In this light salad, noodles are paired with healthy raw vegetables in a tangy lemon sauce. It's seasoned with Kampot pepper, which has a floral note and is considered the finest pepper in the world. Grown in the mineral-rich mountains of the Kampot region, the taste of black Kampot pepper unveils hints of flower, eucalyptus, and mint. “It’s got a floral dimension that’s really something special,” said Anthony Bourdain.
hands-on tim 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cambodian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

Protein

  • 2 cups cooked meat * shredded or finely sliced

Fresh Produce

  • 2-3 lime or lemon for juice
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 3 cups green cabbage finely sliced **
  • 2 cups red cabbage finely sliced **
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1/2 cup mint or Thai basil sliced
  • 1-2 fresh red chilies

Packaged Goods/Staples

  • Dressing 1: fish sauce
  • Dressing 2: anchovy paste and soy sauce
  • 4 oz rice or glass noodles cooked
  • 1/2 cup roasted peanuts chopped
  • sugar ***
  • salt

Neorm Masur Culinary Spice Kit

  • Kampot peppercorns

Instructions
 

Salad dressing # 1

  • In a small BOWL, mix 4 tbsp lime juice, garlic, 2.5 tbsp fish sauce, and 3 tbsp sugar.

Salad dressing # 2

  • In a small BOWL, mix 6 tbsp lime juice, garlic, 2 tbsp anchovy paste, 1 tbsp soy sauce, and 2 tbsp sugar.

Kampot pepper sauce

  • Take the Kampot peppercorns out of the Neorm Masour spice pouch and grind them.
  • In a small BOWL, mix 1 cup of water,
  • 4 tbsp lime juice, the ground Kampot
  • pepper, and a dash of sugar and salt.

Salad

  • In a large BOWL, add the salad dressing # 1 or 2, meat, cabbage, mint or basil leaves, noodles, and salt to taste.
  • Toss to combine. Top with green onions, chilies (opt.), and peanuts.

Serve

  • Drizzle plated salad with Kampot pepper sauce to taste.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

* For instance, grilled or cooked chicken, grilled steak, or substitute with shrimp and/or cold cut.
** Substitute some of the cabbage with finely sliced shallots, bell pepper, or shredded carrots.
*** We suggest to try brown or palm sugar.
Réunionese Rougail

Réunionese Rougail Saucisses

Réunionese Rougail

Réunionese Rougail

Rougail is the name of a spicy condiment and of the dish called Rougail Sausages, which is a curry made from smoked sausages.

La Réunion

This dish is one of the most well-known specialties from the cultural melting pot La Réunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean.

Variations
  • Substitute sausages with 1 can of beans, rinsed. 
  • Add 2 finely chopped carrots, bell pepper, or other vegetable to the sauce.
  • Add fresh chili to taste.
The Rougail Culinary Spice Kit includes the following spices:
[1] Thyme, turmeric, bay leaves

[2] Makrut lime leaves

Makrut limes
Please take the time to smell the makrut lime leaves powder.
Réunionese Rougail

Réunionese Rougail Saucisses

SpiceBreeze
This dish is one of the most well-known specialties from the cultural melting pot La Réunion, one of five French oversea regions. Less than 1 Million people live on the small tropical island in the Indian Ocean between Madagascar and Mauritius. Rougail saucisses is made preferably with spicy smoked sausages or chicken.
Take a moment to smell the distinctive makrut lime leaves.
 
Hands-on Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine La Réunionese
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb smoked sausages e.g. Andouille or vegan
  • 1 lettuce of your choice sliced
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 orange for juice
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Optional

  • 1-2 fresh chilies
  • 1 cup vegetables of your choice e. g.
  • bell pepper broccoli, zucchini,
  • all finely chopped

Suggested Side

  • 2 cups cooked rice

Rougail Culinary Spice Kit

  • Pouch [1] Thyme, turmeric, ginger, bay leaves
  • Pouch [2] Makrut lime leaves 

Instructions
 

Salad

  • Mix 1 tbsp orange juice with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Add 1 tbsp oil. Mix or shake well.
  • Toss dressing over lettuce.

Prepare Sausages

  • Prick each sausage 2 times with a fork.
  • In a POT, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.
  • Add sausages and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the sausages. Let cool.
  • Cut them into 1/2-inch slices. Set aside.

Cook

  • In a POT, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Fry onions until translucent.
  • Add garlic, carrots, and sausages.
  • Optionally, add chilies and other vegetables.
  • Fry 5-10 minutes. Stir frequently.
  • Add tomatoes, salt & pepper to taste, and Rougail [1] spices. Mix well.
  • Cover. Cook 20 minutes over low heat. Stir occasionally.

Serve

  • Sprinkle Rougail [2] spices to taste over plated Rougail or salad.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Variations
  • Substitute sausages with chicken breast or thighs (cut into 1/2 inch pieces) or 1 can Kidney beans (rinsed) and skip the ‘Prepare Sausages’ step.