Spice Road Spices
Artisan Spice Merchants
A journey of 3000 years to bring gourmet, time saving pure spice blends to you the Home Chef
To all the lovers of Italian food and indeed, Italy, this pure spice seasoning blend captures the fresh essence of Italian farm house and village cooking. Wonderful with the full range of casseroles and roasts and your imagination ! See recipe suggestion or with your favourite recipe.
This Spice Blend also works beautifully as a Rub on Chicken and with Mince Meat or Meatballs The Spice Blend contains no Chilli.
Ingredients : Sage, Oregano, Thyme, Onion flakes, Fennel, Rosemary, Black pepper, Sea Salt, Parsley, Bay Leaf, Nutmeg, Garlic granules.
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500g Diced leg lamb
1 x Medium brown onion
4 x Table spoons virgin olive oil
1 x 400g tin Italian diced tomatoes
½ Cup chicken stock.
3 x Tablespoons tomato puree
6 x Heaped Teaspoons Spice Roads, Italian Village Blend
2 x Zucchini, chopped.
2 x Celery stalks, chopped
3 x Small Blue Skin or similar potatoes, cut in half.
Important: Sea salt and black peppercorns are included in the Italian Village Spice Blend.
Comments: Polenta works nicely with this recipe and white wine could replace the chicken stock if you would like.
Alternative : If you are using this special blend as a Rub with chicken or lamb , remember to coat the meat lightly with oil before covering liberally with the Italian Blend then refrigerate for at least 1 hour before Pan Frying, BBQ or Grilling
In a wok or heavy pan heat the olive oil and add the finely diced onion. cook down until soft.
Add the Italian Village Spice Blend and mix with the chicken stock and tomato puree to give a rich paste.
Add the zucchini, celery and potatoes and diced lamb and stir to thoroughly mix the paste with the lamb.
Sprinkle the plain flour over the lamb and toss to brown the lamb a little, then add the tin tomatoes and stir again Place in a 160 degree oven for two hours. Stir gently after one hour.