NEW HARISSA AND CHIPOTLE SPICE BLENDS BRING THE MYSTIQUE OF THE MIDDLE EAST AND THE ANCIENT AZTEC EMPIRE TO THE TABLE
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Pereg Natural Foods, a leading purveyor of exotic spices and blends, introduces two new taste sensations to its exciting lineup: Harissa and Chipotle Seasonings.
Harissa and Chipotle belong wherever you want extra oomph without diluting a dish’s other flavors. They deliver a spicy, aromatic kick to anything from hummus and scrambled eggs to roasted vegetables to rice and couscous. Both are excellent and easy dry rubs for meat, chicken, and fish. They can be used to season soups, stews, and meat loaf. Try them as mix-ins with mayonnaise and dips, or sprinkle them on popcorn or sandwiches. They can even add an element of intrigue to chocolate!
Zesty, earthy, and aromatic, harissa is a staple of Middle Eastern and North African kitchens from Israel and Tunisia to Morocco, Libya, and Algeria. Available either dry or as a paste, it’s made from chilies and other spices, depending on the region, but is relatively mild. No shawarma or sabich is complete without harissa. Pereg’s Harissa Seasoning is a bold blend of red and ancho chili peppers, cumin, coriander, caraway seeds, paprika, and other high-quality ingredients.
The warm, smoky chipotle (from the Aztec word chilpoctli, meaning smoked chili) has been around for centuries. There is evidence of its appearance at an Aztec banquet; the early Mesoamericans also used it in trade, in warfare – think pepper spray – and as a preservative. It’s believed that the chipotle chili was introduced to Europe by Columbus. Today, although chipotle is often found in cans with sauce made from ancho chilies, the powdered form is more versatile. Pereg’s Chipotle Seasoning balances chipotle peppers with brown sugar, paprika, and other spices.
Like all Pereg products, Harissa and Chipotle Powders are all-natural, gluten-free, and free of additives, preservatives, MSG, fillers, or food coloring. They are available in 3.2 oz. shakers at https://www.pereg-gourmet.com/collections/spices#mixed and in select retail stores.
ABOUT PEREG NATURAL FOODS
Pereg was established in 1906, and is based in Clifton, NJ. They first became known for their vast variety of pure and natural spices and spice blends, more than 60 in all, from traditional favorites to exotics from around the culinary world.
Today Pereg produces an array of all-natural products that includes ancient grains and ancient grain blends, gluten free pasta, couscous, rice, gluten-free cereal and much more. Pereg Natural Foods products are available at select retailers throughout the US and Canada, and on their website, www.pereg-gourmet.com.
Pereg manufactures all its products from start to finish, controlling the quality from the sourcing until the product is packed and ready for the consumer. All Pereg products are kosher certified by both the Orthodox Union (OU) and CRC, are dairy and lactose-free as well as all natural, with no additives or preservatives. Many products are also certified gluten-free and non-GMO. Follow Pereg Natural Foods on Facebook.com/peregnatural, Twitter @pereggourmet and Instagram @peregnatural.
Photos: Harissa and Chipotle, two new mixed spices from Pereg Natural Foods. Availalble at www.pereg-gourmet.com, and supermarkets nationwide.