If you’re after a super-speedy and easy way to transform a dish, then you’ll love our House Blend. It’s a finishing spice mix which adds a flash of colour and a burst of flavour.
The blend is inspired by the Turkish tradition of using pul biber as an everyday table spice which is liberally sprinkled over dishes. We both have the tins on our table alongside salt and pepper – and know which we reach for first.
There’s no need to be prescriptive – sprinkle straight over a salad, or stir into foaming butter and drizzle over a steak – hopefully the recipes below will provide some inspiration. We love to see what you’ve been cooking, so please share your photos @ROOTEDspices
1. AVOCADO ON TOAST
... breakfast? ... brunch? ... late-night snack? It doesn't matter. If you're smashing up some avocado and lime then the only thing that's missing is a chilli kick.
2. TORTELLINI & CHILLI BUTTER
Supermarket tortellini – there's no need to be embarrassed!
Jazz it up by foaming some butter in a pan, stirring in a teaspoon of House Blend and tossing the pasta through it.
3. ASPARAGUS & POACHED EGG
The House Blend is delicious on eggs: fried, poached, boiled ... it doesn't matter. We added a dash to this spring time classic, but switch it up with the seasons – throughout winter garlic mushrooms on toast, a poached egg and House Blend became a firm favourite.
4. GRILLED HALLOUMI
Grilled halloumi is a great vehicle for the House Blend – a classic vegetarian dish for summer barbecues. Experiment with other bases: grilled chicken, pan-fried fish, roasted aubergine...
5. ROAST SWEET POTATO
This is one of our favourite lunches. It's quick, easy, delicious. Simply rub a sweet potato with a little oil and salt. Roast, and then top with sour cream and House Blend.
6. 'SHAKSHUKA' TURKISH EGGS
Is there a more celebratory brunch? Rejoice in the weekend with this classic Turkish dish topped with House Blend, recipe HERE.
7. GRIDDLED PINEAPPLE
The House Blend isn't a hot chilli – it's got warm, fruity notes which make it ideal for desserts. Try sprinkling a little over chocolate pots, or use it with for this dessert: grilled pineapple, mint sugar (grind 2tsp granulated sugar with 8 mint leaves in a pestle and mortar) and sour cream.