What are grains of paradise
The grains of paradise also called Guinea pepper, Malagetta pepper or Meleguetta pepper belong to the family of ginger family. It is a reed-like shrub, with yellow-red striped, about 6 cm large, fig-like capsules. Each capsule contains about 60-100 seeds, which are the grains of paradise. The plant originated in the tropics of West Africa.
Since when do grains of paradise exist
For the first time in the 13th century, grains of paradise made their way to Europe via the caravan route of the Sahara. At that time, it was highly prized as a substitute for real pepper, but lost importance when Real Pepper came to Europe by sea. Today he is again pleased with an increased demand due to our joy in traveling, the great Koch Lust as well as the migration to Europe.
How do grains of paradise taste?
The grains of paradise taste warm - spicy and peppery, with a fruity note. They have a weak ethereal scent.
What do you cook grains of paradise?
Grains of grains are suitable for refining vegetables such as eggplant, potatoes and squash, as well as fish, poultry and lamb dishes.
They belong to the African kitchen and are also used here in many ways. In West Africa, for example, they are used for stewed lamb and grilled fish.
Grains of grains include the Tunisian spice mixture Qâlat Daqqa, which is used for lamb and vegetables. This spice mixture consists of black pepper, cloves, grains of paradise, cinnamon and nutmeg. For a lamb goulash with tomatoes and onions you can make your own spice mixture Qâlat Daqqa. Put 1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns, 1 clove, 1/2 teaspoon of grains of paradise in a mortar and pound everything. Finally, taste the lamb with cinnamon, nutmeg and, of course, salt.
You can also flavor mulled wine and beer with grains of paradise. In Scandinavia Aquavit is still being manufactured today.
With which spices can grains of paradise be combined?
Grains of grains are suitable with cumin, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, coriander, allspice, chiles, pepper, cardamom, ginger, cumin, fennel, nutmeg, star anise, orange peel, fenugreek, bay leaves.
Grains of grains are best eaten freshly ground at the end of the cooking time.
How do I store grains of paradise?
Store your Paradise Grains in an airtight container. He should be protected from the sun and heat. Best kept cool and dry