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spices [4]click to hear

Plant substances, often of exotic origin, used primarily for their flavor and pungency to enhance the taste of various recipes.
spices [4] chili powder sumac ras el hanout ground pepper marinade spices cajun spice seasoning five spice powder poppy seeds ginger

chili powder click to hear

Spice blend composed mainly of dried ground chiles, whose strength varies depending on the chiles used; it is widely used to flavor and color rice and pasta.

sumac click to hear

Dried berries, sometimes ground, with a slightly acidic, lemony taste; it is very popular in the Middle East, especially in salads and fish dishes.

ras el hanout click to hear

Very fragrant Moroccan spice blend with dried flowers among its up to 50 ingredients; it is used to flavor game, couscous, rice and stews called tajines.

ground pepper click to hear

Although one of the most widely used cooking spices, it loses its flavor faster than peppercorns, from which it is derived.

marinade spices click to hear

A mixture of spices added to fruit and vegetable preserves, chutney and vinegar; its composition varies.

cajun spice seasoning click to hear

Its spiciness enhances the flavor of ragouts and Cajun dishes; it is also sprinkled on meat and fish before they are barbecued or roasted.

five spice powder click to hear

A blend of five ground spices used in Chinese cooking; it includes star anise, cloves, fennel seeds, cinnamon and pepper.

poppy seeds click to hear

Their nutty flavor, which intensifies with cooking, works especially well in bread, cakes and pastries; it also yields a cooking oil.

ginger click to hear

A staple of Asian cooking and a classic garnish for sushi; it is also used ground, especially in breads and cookies.