Caribbean cuisine is the jubilant culmination of a combination of flavours, of which this blend is a perfect example. It includes ingredients indigenous to the region, such as habaneros, West-Indian bay leaves and allspice, as well as a variety of other spices introduced by French and Spanish colonialists, then later, others brought by Africans and Indians.
On each Caribbean island there are combinations of spices and herbs very similar to these, created using dry and fresh ingredients, which serve as the foundation of many dishes. This is what we have reproduced by blending dry spices. Use to enhance the fragrance of rice and peas, grilled chicken or simmered sweet potatoes. Add to squash soup, sautéed shrimp or any coconut-based dish. The ideal blend to add a ray of sunshine to all your dishes!
Travelling has never been easier! With the addition of Layover blends to our spice line, we wanted to recreate the flavour profiles that mark our memories after a short stop-over in any country. We were naturally inspired by existing culinary traditions, so we assembled the recurring fragrances from each cuisine, enabling us to fine-tune these aromatic and polyvalent blends, which add an exotic fragrance to recipes, from the simplest soups to the most elaborate, festive dishes.
Ingredients: allspice, thyme, chili, garlic, mace, pepper, coriander, cassia, nutmeg, leek, onion, turmeric, bay leaves, allspice leaves, clove.
We are once again delighted participate in the annual fund-raising campaign “Savourer pour stopper la SP”! During the entire month of May, we will donate $1.00 for every can of our Layover spice blend series that is sold (Peru, Korea, Thailand, Caribbean) to the MS Society of Canada. Titillate your taste buds while contributing to a good cause – a deliciously compatible combination!