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Recipe: Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade Mayonnaise

In some dishes I use mayonnaise instead of cooking oil to fry meat. Yet, each commercially available mayonnaise in the market tastes slightly different from each other. Having tried Regency’s fisherman’s seafood spices, I’ve decided to add it to homemade mayonnaise for a hint of lemony herbs. If you want spicy mayonnaise then you can replace the herbs with cayenne pepper (Adjust the amount to your liking). If you don’t want garlic flavor, you can omit it 😉 Tips: (1) To avoid the mixture separate into liquid and oil, keep whisking vigorously at steps 3 and 4. The mixture tends to separate in … keep reading

Recipe: Fettucine Alfredo with Blackened Chicken

blackened chicken fettucine with spices

This one’s a good recipe to have some excitement in the kitchen while keeping the meal comfort food. It takes about 30-40 minutes from start to finish, but you’ll be well rewarded with one of the best evolutions to a classic favourite. The Blackened Chicken is packed with a lot of spices, the creaminess and heat makes this dish super addictive! If you want to make your version less rich, substitute half the cream for milk… but when you’re a foodie, who cares about calories! Recipe: Fettucine Alfredo with Blackened Chicken Serves: 4 Ingredients For the Alfredo Sauce – 3 … keep reading

Regency explores: White Peppercorns from India, Vietnam and Indonesia

White Pepper comparison

This season in White Pepper has been full of ups and downs. Floods, farmers hoarding stocks, late crop, and all kinds of excitement that ordinarily wouldn’t make anyone bat an eyelid at. At the end of it all, it’s made us select a new favourite variety of white peppercorns. Last year, we used to favour our Indian Malabar White Peppercorns. Famed for their earthy, rich pepper flavour and aromas, these white peppercorns are extremely heavy and pack a strong heat. But we weren’t too happy with the colour after grinding. It isn’t too white (undoubtedly a result of the strong … keep reading

Nutrition and Buying Tips: White Pepper

Regency Grade White Pepper

All values below are per 1 tsp (2.4g) of ground white peppercorns. Please note White Pepper varies dramatically in quality – White Pepper is a result of deshelling Black Pepper, which can vary by as much as 100% in density. As a result, values below may vary drastically between qualities of White Pepper. Below is the quantity of average grade white pepper (density around 400-450g/l), note Regency Grade is 580-620g/l, so you can expect higher values for most of the below besides water with our white pepper. Proximates* Water* 0.27g Energy* 7kcal Protein* 0.25g Total lipid (fat)* 0.05g Carbohydrate, by … keep reading

Spice cheat sheet: Your one stop spice resource


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

Pepper prices on the rise

Blackpeppercorns Regency

Peppercorn prices have been rising due to tight supply, and heavy market speculation. In India, prices for Black Peppercorns have risen slightly as the season comes to an end, and major buying has been completed. In Malaysia, prices have risen around 10% in anticipation of the upcoming new crop in late June. White Pepper coming from Indonesia and Malaysia has also been on a similar price rise. Qualities commonly sold to the Euro region, and other parts of the west have seen price increases of 5-10% in the last few weeks, also for these reasons. We foresee a slight shortage … keep reading