In preparation for another warm summer in the UK, EHL Ingredients has released five new spice blends developed to add an international twist to BBQ foods.
The new blends include Middle Eastern Baharat, Panch Phoron from Eastern India, a spice mix for Persian Ghormeh Sabzi, Egyptian Dukkah and Japanese Togarashi seasoning. All five can be used on meat, fish or vegetable dishes as marinades or dry rubs.
Baharat can add a sweet smoky flavour to products, Panch Phoron means ‘five spices’ in Bengali and can be used as a dry rub for meats, vegetables and fish, while Ghormeh Sabzi uses fenugreek leaves and dried lime to produce an aromatic flavour.
Meanwhile, Dukkah is a fusion of herbs, spices, seeds and nuts, which can be used as a coating or crust or stirred into yogurt or hummus dips, while Togarashi is a traditional Japanese blend of peppers, chillies, peppercorns, seeds which can be used for grilled meats, tempura and crackers.
EHL says that this range of ingredients has been developed to highlight the latest trends in herbs and spice blends from around the world.
Tasneem Alonzo, joint managing director at EHL Ingredients, says: “British consumers are looking for international foods from specific regions now.
“Where once cuisines might have been grouped as more general Middle Eastern, Caribbean, or Asian, consumers are now open to more distinct, unusual flavours with exotic sounding names and unique flavour combinations.
“We’re expecting a warm summer again so our new seasonings and blends will spice up BBQ foods, giving shoppers an alternative to traditional classics, as well as adding authentic world flavours to the mix.
“We plan to continue expanding our offering to provide quality ingredients and blends to food manufacturers, as well as to the foodservice sector, to add to innovative new international organic dishes, meals and accompaniments.”
EHL’s spices are available in bulk to food manufacturers, co-packers, multiple retailers, health food stores and large co-operatives, and under the Lähde foodservice brand to foodservice operators, wholesalers and cash and carries, caterers and chefs.
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