For a Taste of South America

For a Taste of South America

As Americans become infatuated with worldwide flavors their taste buds are becoming more nuanced. While most of us grew up on Tex-Mex (or an Americanized fast food version of Mexican) some of us have even made the natural transition to authentic Mexican cuisine. The next culinary adventure awaits and it resides in South America.  Here are some of our favorite new seasonings from South America and are sure to make the perfect gift from the adventurous foodie in your life.

Here are 4 of our most popular South American seasonings:

Chili Lime Seasoning
– I first came across this seasoning when looking for a different type of flavor enhancer for fruit. Our South American inspired chili lime seasoning stars the Peruvian chile, Aji Amarillo and you can use this to add authentic South American flavor to dishes made with beef, chicken, pork, seafood, vegetables, ceviche, empanadas or tamales. We also list using this to add some unexpected zest to dressings, guacamole, marinades, sauces, soups and stews.

– In Argentina grilled meat from the asado (barbecue) is a staple, with steak and beef ribs the meats most frequently used. Grilled meats in Argentina are almost always served with a brightly colored sauce called chimichurri, a sauce of herbs, garlic and tangy vinegar. While Chimichurri is primarily used as a sauce for grilled or roasted meats it can also be used as a dipping sauce for empanadas, grilled chicken and even fish.

Peruvian Kebab Seasoning
- Considered by some to be Peru's national snack, while others have described this as Peruvian soul food, Anticucho, pronounced “ahn-ti-ko-cho”, are spicy grilled kebabs. Typically made with beef heart we make ours with chicken or steak. The Flavor is earthy with hints of garlic, a bit of saltiness and a mild heat that will hit the back of your throat.

Tempero Baiano – From the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia comes this delightful spice blend Tempero Baiano which translates to “Bahian seasoning”. Used by Brazilian chefs this blend is complex, distinctive and versatile and is used to season broth, chicken, fish, soups, stews and vegetables. Like many spice blends in various worldwide cuisines they are many versions of Tempero Baiano, our version has a bit of a spicy, peppery kick to it.
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  • 100762 001 Chili Lime Seasoning 1/2 Cup Jar (2.8 oz net wt)
  • 100764 001 Chimichurri 1/2 Cup Jar (1.6 oz net wt)
  • 100836 001 Peruvian Kebab Seasoning 1/2 Cup Jar (2.9 oz net wt)
  • 100736 001 Tempero Baiano 1/2 Cup Jar (1.3 oz net wt)

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