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Colombo Islands - Creole Curry

A blend of Colombo spices with an aromatic power that illuminates your dishes! A Creole curry with exotic notes that lends itself to all your culinary desires.

Association in cooking: Dishes in sauce, fresh cream, vegetables, starchy foods, meat, fish.

Ingredients: Turmeric, salt, cumin, coriander, *mustard, hot pepper, fenugreek, pepper, garlic, fennel

Dosage : A pinch in your dishes.

Origin : Creation and blending of spices in France.

Packaging : Resealable bag - conservation of aromas.

"A mixture that takes us straight to the West Indies"..

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  • What is Colombo des Îles?

    Traditionally, Colombo is a blend of 4 spices: coriander, chilli pepper, garlic and turmeric.

    I have chosen to compose my blend using at least these 4 original spices, in order to deliver you an authentic recipe.

    Like Massalé and Ras-el-hanout, the Colombo des Îles blend will vary in composition depending on the region and local tastes.

    Did you know that? Colombo des Îles is also called "Caribbean Curry". It occupies a predominant place in Creole cuisine.


    Ingredients of Colombo des Îles

    The combination that I propose to you is composed of 10 spices.

    Some of these spices are roasted or roasted before being reduced to powder, then the whole is skillfully dosed to offer you a blend that is pleasant to the nose and mouth.

    • Turmeric: a plant of Indian origin, the main ingredient in curries and carrys. It is used in cooking, but also to colour clothes or as a food preservative.
    • Salt: A condiment composed mainly of sodium chloride which is a flavour enhancer.
    • Cumin: an essential spice in oriental cuisine. It originates from the Mediterranean region.
    • Coriander: an aromatic plant used in Asian and South American cuisine. It is also used in the components of certain perfumes or sanitary products.
    • Mustard: a condiment whose spiciness varies according to the recipe. There are many types of mustards: yellow mustard, strong mustard, old-fashioned mustard, flavoured mustard..
    • The hot pepper: fruit of a plant native to South America, it brings spiciness to this mixture.
    • Fenugreek: a condiment plant with multiple medicinal virtues found in the composition of many curry spice blends.
    • Pepper: A unique spice whose flavours and spiciness vary according to the variety of pepper.
    • Garlic: a superaliment originating from Central Asia with an intense taste.
    • Fennel: a plant with an aniseed flavour of which there are many varieties.

    Differences between the dovecote of yesteryear and the dovecote of today..

    The traditional colombo des Îles is a blend of 4 spices: coriander, chili pepper, garlic and turmeric. But colombo has many variations depending on the region or the people who make it up.

    Today's Colombo blends can contain up to 10 spices to obtain spice blends that are high in flavour and more subtle. This is the case with this island Colombo.

    The origins of the Colombo spice blend

    Colombo takes its name from the capital of Sri Lanka where it originates. During the migration of East Indians (the coolies) to the West Indies in the 19th century, its composition changed, particularly due to the absence of certain spices on these islands. It will very quickly occupy a predominant place in the Creole kitchens where each family will have its own recipe and even giving its name to a dish that will become a must in the West Indies!

    Benefits of the ingredients of this spice blend

    The spices in this blend all contain virtues that are unique to them or that they share. Among others, we note the following:

    • Facilitates digestion: in particular thanks to the presence of turmeric, chilli pepper and fenugreek
    • Drops the fever: one of the benefits of pepper
    • Acts on circulatory problems: thanks to salt
    • Relieves constipation: thanks to the presence of fennel
    • Tones: thanks to fenugreek and its action on appetite stimulation
    • Promotes weight loss: thanks to the chilli peppers and its action on the feeling of satiety

    How to use Colombo des Îles in cooking?

    Even if at first sight Colombo powder could be confused with curry, you just have to smell this mixture of spices for Colombo des Îles to differentiate them. Indeed, the fragrances of this blend will be much more full-bodied on the nose than a simple basic curry. It will have an inimitable character once sprinkled into your dishes and recipes.

    Flavours more developed than curry

    On the palate, you will find more developed flavours than those that characterize a Kerala Curry.

    The notes that will come out will be slightly aniseed (thanks to fennel), garlic, spicy and woody (turmeric, cumin and pepper dominate). Then you will feel another more vegetal aromatic impulse, notably due to the presence of coriander and fenugreek.

    The alliance of these ten spices and herbs will succeed in transporting you to each of their countries of origin. The hint of salt allows me to amplify my aromatic composition.

    Good to know: This Colombo Island spice blend is good for long cooking. It therefore has its full place in stewed dishes.

    Multiple uses for creative and exotic cuisine

    If its name reminds us directly of this typical dish of Caribbean gastronomy, you will discover that it is also possible to combine this Colombo des Îles at different times of the meal, and on very different dishes!

    Prepare and enjoy marvellous colombos of pork, chicken, goat (cabri) by having taken care to let the meat marinate all night before the meal in this mixture. You can try the Colombo de Porc Antillais, in the manner of Alain Ducasse.

    Colombo is also available with dishes from the sea, such as sea bream (mahi-mahi) or swordfish colombo.

    Our recipe ideas with Colombo des Iles

    Sauce dishes, stews, meats, fish and vegetables... sprinkle a teaspoon of my Colombo mixture over your casserole and let yourself be carried away by its enchanting aromas.

    The sweetness of the flavours of Colombo Island Spice Blend will also allow you to use it simply to bring a colourful touch to your salads, raw vegetables, or vegetable soups.

    To help you discover all the gustatory qualities and the aromatic palette of this Colombo spice blend, we offer you a colourful menu!

    The starter: Toasts with Creole ratatouille

    A simple and tasty starter which has the merit of being original and quick to make. Detail peppers, tomatoes and an onion. Brown them in oil. Add a teaspoon of our spice mixture. Serve on a slice of toast. Serve with a salad and vinaigrette.

    The dish: Creole rice

    A rice side dish that seduces for its pronounced taste. Sauté sliced onions in oil. Add long rice and a teaspoon of Colombo des Îles, fry the rice before moistening it with 0.5 litres of boiling water. Cook while stirring. Excellent with poultry or fish.

    The dessert: Mango skewers with Colombo

    A dessert with exotic fruits that our Colombo des Iles sublimates. A quick and simple recipe to end the meal on a gourmet yet light note. Cut your mango into large cubes. Plant them on a skewer pick and grill them on the grill. Sprinkle with the spice mixture.

    How to store your Colombo?

    The Colombo des Îles spice blend can be stored like most of our spices and herbs: dry and away from light. We recommend that you use an airtight container to keep its aromas intact.

  • Find our recipe ideas with "Colombo Islands - Creole Curry"

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    Senteur des îles. Tres bien relevé. A tester absolument

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