Piquant Post is a subscription box that delivers a package of spices to your door to help spice up your life! Monthly, you will receive an assortment of small-batch, freshly ground spices sent with recipes from a region of the world. Piquant (pronounced “PEEK” “ant”) by definition means “pleasantly spiced and appetizing flavor”, it also means “intriguing to the mind”. The spices do not contain sugar or fillers, and never have preservatives.
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The flavor kit arrived in a medium-sized brown envelope and was fairly plain to look at. It can easily blend in with your other mail. Though the packaging is easy on the eyes, the spices and recipe cards that are inside will take you to another place on the world map. It is thrilling to open it and discover the adventures the Piquant Post holds. Jamaica is the themed region for October’s kit.
October’s flavor kit included four spice packets and four recipes.
This fragrant packet includes ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. One of the recipes uses this packet for a breakfast delight!
Scotch Bonnet Peppers
This is a pure packet of Scotch Bonnet Pepper flakes, the heat in this pepper is similar to Habanero. This is recommended in three of the four recipes this month.
Ingredients in this packet include paprika, thyme, allspice, ginger, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, white peppercorn, and rosemary.
This packet contains allspice, sweet paprika, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper, and cayenne. It is used in one of the recipes.
Jerk Chicken - Recipe 1743
Jamaican Jerk is a spice blend that rightfully deserves first honors in the global flavor hall of fame. Renowned the world over, Jerk seasoning is as deep as it is versatile-slather it on sausage, pork beef, fish, fowl or even cauliflower. It knows no bounds and could probably be blended into porridge if some curious soul were to desire a bold breakfast.
Lemon Pepper Shrimp - Recipe 1744
Jamaican-style Lemon Pepper Shrimp is a finger-licking good snack commonly served in roadhouses and street stalls throughout Jamaica.
This is an easy one to prepare from home, the ingredients are simple, and it is a very quick and easy recipe to follow. It took less than 15 minutes to make this dish. Have mercy, oh my soul! The Scotch Bonnet Peppers are HOT! As I was sweating from the heat I noticed the warning and advisory on the packet, it cautions to use 1/16 tsp to try it out, and add pepper flakes to taste…….delicious dish, my husband added rice to the mix to cool it off. A definite keeper. The recipe and the husband.
Jamaican Run Down (Fish Stew) - Recipe 1745
Jamaicans call this fish stew “Run Down” because the fish is typically cooked until the fish falls apart in the bowl. Often made with salted mackerel, an oily fish that was less expensive but is less commonly found in mainland markets, our recipe works equally well with cod, halibut, swordfish, rockfish or even salmon. Buy what is freshest and fits your budget and throw it in the pan.
Gingerbread Pancakes - Recipe 1746
Despite the fact that neither ginger (the plant) nor gingerbread originate in Jamaica, it’s clear that Jamaicans LOVE ginger as well as a gingerbread cousin called ‘Bulla Cake’.
I could not wait to make these breakfast treats. Here on a Wednesday, curiosity got the best of me and I whipped them up. The recipe made 14 of the fluffiest pancakes I have ever concocted. These are kid approved, mom approved, Jamaican approved awesomeness! As an alternative for those who do not like pancakes, this spice can be used on top of yogurt, lattes, ice cream. This spice packet is right in time for the Fall season.
This month's Piquant Post culinary adventure took me to Jamaica, not every piece of mail I get can claim that. The recipes were curated perfectly; traditional, spicy, savory and sweet pancakes perfect for the entry into fall. Piquant Post surprised me by sending a recipe outside of the dinner box and getting me motivated and inspired to try a new spin on a breakfast tradition. If you use the packets the value is there. If I was to go out and buy half of these spices on their own, I would spend well over the $11.99. This subscription is perfect for former travelers turned culinary curious. Or for the culinary curious that are not able to take up traveling. Piquant Post delivered once again my tastebud adventure and inspired great healthy food in my kitchen.
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