While we’re melting here on the Eastern seaboard, visions of “Spice Cream” dance in our heads. “Spice Cream?” Well of course we immediately think of spiced ice cream! How about an Asian infused Five-Spice cream? Or ice cream paired with star anise and vanilla bean? Or a sweet maple syrup ice cream base flavored with cinnamon, allspice, cloves and vanilla? Or a spicy sweet & peachy sauce for your ice cream sundae? Here are some recipes to help enjoy our “Spice Cream” celebration!
Chef Cherie is featuring an interesting spice blend from Tunisia called Harissa. Harissa, the native Tunisian chili spice mix, makes a zesty rub for grilled meats and a lively flavoring for stews and couscous. Adding a little olive oil to the spice mix creates a Harissa paste that can also be used as a marinade and rub for vegetables, fish and meats.
Chef Cherie’s Harissa spice blend contains caraway seed, dark chili powder, coriander, cumin and garlic. BTW our Dark Chili Powder is a blend of over a dozen different chilies! So expect some “heat” from our Harissa blend!
So whether you’re looking for authentic flavor or culinary experimentation, consider adding Harissa to you pantry.
Experiment with this authentic Tunisian egg dish, Shashuka, made with our featured spice – Harissa.