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Colombo from the 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.

Food pairing: Dishes in sauce, fresh cream, vegetables, starches, meat, 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 - aroma preservation.

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

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  • What is the Colombo of the Islands?

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

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

    Like Massalé and Ras-el-hanout, the Colombo des Îles blend will have a different composition depending on the regions and local tastes.

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


    Ingredients of Colombo from the Islands

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

    Some of these spices are roasted or roasted before being ground into powder, then the whole is skilfully dosed to offer you a pleasant blend on the nose and in the 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 essentially 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..
    • Hot pepper: fruit of a plant native to South America, it adds spice to this blend.
    • Fenugreek: a condiment plant with multiple medicinal properties 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 superfood from Central Asia with an intense taste.
    • Fennel: a plant with an aniseed taste of which there are many varieties.

    Differences between the colombo of yesteryear and the colombo of today

    The traditional Colombo of the Islands is a mixture of 4 spices: coriander, chilli, garlic and turmeric. But Colombo has many variations depending on the region or the people who make it up.

    Current Colombo blends can contain up to 10 spices to obtain more subtle and flavorful spice blends. This is particularly the case of this Colombo of the islands.

    The origins of the Colombo spice blend

    Colombo takes its name from the capital of Sri Lanka, where it originated. During the migration of Eastern Indians (the coolies) to the West Indies in the 19th century, its composition changed, particularly because of the absence of certain spices on these islands. It will very quickly occupy a predominant place in Creole cuisine where each family will have its own recipe and even give 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 specific to them or that they share. Among other things, we note:

    • Facilitates digestion: thanks in particular to the presence of turmeric, chilli and fenugreek
    • Breaks 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 chillies 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 des Îles in order to differentiate them. Indeed, the aromas of this blend will be much stronger on the nose than a simple basic curry. It will have an inimitable character when sprinkled in 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 emerge will be slightly aniseed (thanks to fennel), garlic, spicy and woody (turmeric, cumin and dominant pepper). 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 touch of salt amplifies my aromatic composition.

    Good to know: This blend of Colombo spices from the Islands is ideal for long cooking. It therefore has its rightful place in stews.

    Multiple uses for creative and exotic cuisine

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

    Prepare and enjoy wonderful pork, chicken and goat pigeon pigeons, having made sure to leave the meat to marinate all night before the meal in this mixture. You can try the Colombo de Porc Antillais, in the style of Alain Ducasse.

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

    Our recipe ideas with Colombo from the Islands

    Dishes in sauce, simmered dishes, meats, fish and vegetables... sprinkle a teaspoon of my Colombo mixture over your casserole and let yourself be carried away by its bewitching aromas.

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

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

    The entry: Creole ratatouille toast

    A simple and tasty starter that has the merit of being original and quick to prepare. Cut out peppers, tomatoes and an onion. Fry them in oil. Add a teaspoon of our spice mixture. Serve on a slice of toasted bread. Serve with a salad dressing.

    The dish: Creole rice

    A rice to accompany 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 soaking with 0.5 liter of boiling water. Let it cook while stirring. Excellent with poultry or fish.

    Dessert: Mango skewers with Colombo

    A dessert with exotic fruits that sublimates our Colombo des Îles. A simple and quick 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 is preserved like most of our spices and herbs: dry and protected from the light. We recommend that you use an airtight container to keep its flavours intact.

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

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    Le vrai parfum des Antilles !

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    Super produit je recommande merci beaucoup

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    Christiene B. published the 08/12/2019 following an order made on 30/11/2019


    une vraie poudre à colombo. Rien à voir avec les produits des supermarchés

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