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Colombo Islands - Creole Curry

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

Pairings in the kitchen: Dishes in sauce, fresh cream, vegetables, starchy foods, meats, fish.

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

Dosage: A pinch in your dishes.

Origin : Creation and assembly of spices in France.

Packaging : 40g resealable bag - conservation of aromas.

"A blend that takes us directly 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 chose to compose my blend using at least these 4 original spices, in order to deliver 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: Colombo des Îles is also known as "Caribbean Curry". It occupies a predominant place in Creole cuisines.


    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 pleasant blend on the nose and in the mouth.

    • Turmeric: a plant of Indian origin, the main ingredient of 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 mustard: yellow mustard, strong mustard, old-fashioned mustard, flavoured mustard..
    • Hot pepper: the fruit of a plant native to South America, it adds 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 colombo of yesteryear and the colombo of today

    The traditional Island Colombo is a blend of 4 spices: coriander, chili, 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 achieve high-flavoured and more subtle spice blends. This is particularly the case with this Colombo des îles.

    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-have West Indian dish!

    Benefits of the ingredients in this spice blend

    The spices present in this blend all contain virtues that are their own or shared. We note among others :

    • Facilitates digestion: in particular thanks to the presence of turmeric, chilli pepper and fenugreek
    • Drops 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 chilies 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, it is enough to smell this mixture of spices for Colombo of the Islands 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

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

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

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

    Good to know: This Colombo Island spice blend is good for long cooking. It therefore has its 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 Pork, Chicken and Goat Pigeon pigeons, having taken care to let the meat marinate all night long before the meal in this mixture. You can try the Colombo de Porc Antillais (Caribbean Pork Colombo), in the style of Alain Ducasse.

    The colombo also goes well with dishes from the sea, such as a colombo of sea bream (mahi-mahi) or swordfish.

    Our recipe ideas with Colombo from the Islands

    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 entry that is original and quick to execute. Garnish with peppers, tomatoes and an onion. Fry them in oil. Add a teaspoon of our spice mixture. Serve on a slice of toast. Serve with a salad with vinaigrette.

    The dish : Creole rice

    A side dish rice that seduces for its strong taste. Sauté chopped 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 and stir. Excellent with poultry or fish.

    Dessert: Mango Colombo Skewers

    A dessert with exotic fruits that our Colombo des Îles will sublimate. 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 kept 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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