The Spice Trade

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Spicy Indian Baked Chicken Masaledar Murghi

indian baked masala chicken

Thanks to Ellen at The Hong Kong Cookery for this fabulous recipe featuring our Regency Spices. Do check out her blog for more details on the recipe and many more. Recipe: Indian Spicy Baked Chicken Masaledar Murghi Recipe Ingredients: 6 chicken breasts 1 tbsp ground cumin 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp turmeric powder 1-2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder (you can substitute with Cayenne chillies) 2-3 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper, freshly ground 3 cloves garlic 6 tbsp lemon juice Cooking method: Mash up your garlic. (I used the end of my rolling pin to pound.) Mix up cumin, paprika, … keep reading

A taste of Africa: Chicken Tagine

chicken tajine recipe regency spices

We’ve rarely done african food, but while developing our recipe for Ras El Hanout, we came across this great recipe for a Chicken Tagine. With a few modifications, here’s the final version. It’s extremely aromatic, healthy, and bursting with flavour from the spices. This dish takes it’s name from the Tagine it’s cooked in. The tagine imparts a warm, clay aroma to the dish, which is preferred by many africans who can appreciate the slow cooked and traditional cooking method. Serve with couscous as a main dish. Serves: 2 as a main Ingredients 125g green olives 40ml olive oil 1 … keep reading

Regency explores the spice blend Ras El Hanout

ras el hanout whole spices

One item that’s recently caught our attention is the Moroccan spice blend Ras El Hanout. It’s used throughout North Africa as a popular spice blend (not to be confused with Berbere, a similar looking but altogether different blend). Being a blend, it’s susceptible to many impurity problems that are widespread in the spice trade. Traders often blend in cheap ingredients that otherwise they would be ashamed to sell whole, as we illustrated in our research of garlic powder dilution. Ras El Hanout is even more susceptible, because it’s a blend of many spices. Not only can poor quality items be … keep reading

Spice cheat sheet: Your one stop spice resource

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SPICE (click to see more info) BIRTHPLACE USED COMMONLY IN Bay Leaves Turkey Curries, stews, soups, and generally all sauces with a long cooking time Black Pepper India All cuisines as seasoning, chinese sauces, tea Caraway Finland Beef, chicken, vegetable dishes, breads Cardamom India Tea, curries, soups, rubs, desserts Cassia China Desserts, spice rubs, tea, soup, sauces, baked goods, grilled dishes Chilli Worldwide Almost all dishes, also marinades, salsas Cinnamon Sri Lanka Baked goods, desserts Clove Tanzania Tea, soups, french sauces, noodles, pork, beef, vegetable dishes Cubeb Indonesia In place of pepper in Asian cuisine Cumin India Bread, vegetable, curry, … keep reading