Like salt, Aleppo is a flavor enhancer that may not be as hot as your familiar red pepper flakes but delivers an earthy slow-building heat with a hint of zest. Shirred eggs on toast would be lifted into the sublime with Manitou’s Aleppo. As would grilled clams, sautéed chicken on rice, come to think of it, almost anything.
Middle Eastern and Indian families have used ghee as a mainstay for centuries; but the rest of the America is just beginning to appreciate how ghee’s higher smoking point and delicious, brown, nutty flavor can enhance our cooking. Ideal for searing and sautéing, it can last for six months in your fridge or up to a year in your freezer.
If you’re looking for a sign to suggest creativity in the development of products based around flavor, surely the blooming category of mustards is an example. With a plethora of glorious options, it might surprise you to see us go so basic, but Braswell makes the brightest, freshest horseradish mustard around. A smart starting point for sauces, glazes, dressings, spreads; it is, of course, the perfect mustard for your corned beef sandwich.
Like the jars of spice we call chili or curry, harissa is really a mix of spices that deliver the delectable, deep and mysterious flavors of the Middle East we’re all craving. Of course, you could concoct your own, but having Mina's in your pantry supports our idea of turning something simple into something glorious—with ease.