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