A beautiful russet red, translucent, thin-walled dried chile. Its delicate flavor makes it a favorite, especially for coloring, in all forms of New World cooking. A base for rich chili con carne and classic Tex-Mex cuisine.
Harissa is a North African hot red sauce or paste whose main ingredients are chili peppers (often smoked or dried) and garlic. Though most closely associated with Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, it is a standard ingredient of North African cuisine. Perfect with grilled chicken or lamb and couscous. Use it in everything from barley stew to spiced nuts.
White peppercorns start out the same as the black, but are allowed to ripen more fully on the vine. The outer shell is then removed by soaking the berries in water until the shell falls off, or by holding them under flowing spring water, yielding a whiter, cleaner pepper. White pepper is less pungent. It is often used in white sauces rather than black pepper, which would give the sauce a speckled appearance. It is best ground directly on to food. With hot food it is best to add pepper well towards the end of the cooking process, to preserve its aroma.
Truffles are a genuine treasure imported from Italy. Fusion Black Truffle Salt utilizes the unique power of sea salt to intensify the aroma and complex flavors of this exquisite mushroom. Truffle salt is ideal with egg dishes, pasta, mashed potatoes, red meat… even on buttered popcorn.
Dried limes and lemons are very traditional, special ingredients from the Middle East. The highly aromatic, tart and slightly fermented flavor notes in black limes complement chicken and fish particularly well. Add one or two whole to soups, stews or in the cavity of poultry before cooking, piercing them lightly with a fork to allow the flavors to infuse.
Chocolate and sugar have a natural synergy. All natural cane sugar is combined with delectable cocoa to create an ingredient that is a must-have for any chocolate lover. A fun, gourmet topping for desserts, drinks, and even savory recipes like mole and chili.
If you like fresh ginger, you’ll love our ginger sugar! Fresh ginger is infused into raw cane sugar to create a sweet gourmet treat with a zesty zing.
A dry seasoning blend which is used primarily in the preparation of grilled meat, with flavors of chiles, thyme, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves, garlic and onions. Jerk seasoning can be either rubbed directly onto meat, especially chicken or pork, or blended with a liquid to create a marinade.
This organic bird’s eye chile is small but packs quite a lot of heat. At one time it was even listed as the hottest chili in the Guinness Book of World Records but other hotter varieties of chili have since been identified. It’s what gives local dishes such as bicol express their fiery zing. It is also used to flavor vinegar.
Anyone who has tasted a tomato-sauce-topped pizza can recall its flavor, which is hearty and assertive with a peppery bite and a zing. Use Greek oregano in Italian, French, and (obviously) Greek recipes.
The dried berry from the Chinese prickly ash bush, this spice has a tingly flavor that is unique. Use like pepper for a tasty change of pace. Excellent with duck and chicken, to preserve its aroma.
Cardamom’s bright and strong flavors have a camphor-like quality and citrus intensity. An ancient and highly-prized spice, its high price makes it a ‘festive’ spice. It goes well in sweets and pastries, but is often used in savory meals too. The pods can be shelled to collect and grind the seeds or used whole in chai tea or Turkish coffee.
Chervil is one of the staples of classic French cooking, along with chives, tarragon and parsley. It is used to flavor eggs, fish, chicken and light sauces and dressings. It also combines well with mild cheeses and is a tasty addition to herb butters.
Nutmeg has long been lauded as possessing or imparting magical powers, is usually associated with sweet, spicy dishes — pies, puddings, custards, cookies and spice cakes. It is indispensable to eggnog and numerous mulled wines and punches.
Fennel yields both a herb and a spice, it is used especially as a court bouillon for poaching fish and seafood. Flavours breads, cakes and confectionery. An ingredient in Chinese Five Spice and some curry powders. Several liquors are flavoured with fennel, including fennouillette, akvavit, gin and absinthe.
Used in pickling spice and in spice mixtures for cooking meats and seafood. It adds piquancy to sauerkraut and is sometimes used in marinades.
Next to saffron and cardamom, vanilla is the worlds next most expensive spice. Vanilla’s mellow fragrance enhances a variety of sweet dishes: puddings, cakes, custards, creams, soufflés and, of course, ice cream. Classic examples include crème caramel, peach Melba and apple Charlotte. Sold by the bean.
South African Green Rooibos Tisane with a superb-fruity peach taste. The red and green rooibos bush tea is the ‘soft drink’ from South Africa that is becoming increasingly popular with people who enjoy its mild, gentle fragrance and appreciate it as a healthy beverage because of its beneficial effects. To prepare: Use the same method as for black tea: 1 teaspoon of rooibos per cup / boiling water / up to 8 minutes infusion time / serve hot or iced.
This is where the Fusion Sea Salt dream began! The delicious final product is a wonderful addition to gravy and sauces, and its rich, deep color makes it a visually stunning finishing salt. It also serves as further proof that many great ideas form over a glass of wine.