Set in the bustling heart of Notting Hill, near the world famous Portobello Road market, the shop is easy to reach by road or public transport.
The Spice Shop
1 Blenheim Crescent
London W11 2EE
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Tel: 0207 221 4448
How to get to The Spice Shop: By
Underground: Ladbroke Grove station on the Hammersmith and City line
or Notting Hill Gate station on Central, District and Circle Lines.
Buses: 7 and 70 to Portobello Road, 23, 52, 452 to Ladbroke Grove.
Shop opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 - 6, Sunday 11-4, Monday closed.
The Spice Shop ltd is registered in England and Wales, Number 3971032, registered office 30 Compton Avenue, Brighton, BN1 3PN.
Ajowan - Carom - Kings Cumin
East African chicken soup is awesome with ajowan! Brown some onions and crushed peanuts or cashews in oil, add chopped up chicken leg - skin bones and all, they add to the flavor - brown on all sides, cover with water and cook with cumin and ajowan seeds until done; finish by stirring in a can of coconut milk. The ajowan balances out the sweetness of nuts and milk; really good quick soup.
For a steak sauce: after frying your steak, add a good lump of butter to the pan. When melted, add a couple of teaspoons of green peppercorns and a chopped clove of garlic. Fry gently, then add 1 tbsp of good brandy, 2 tsp wholegrain mustard and 100 ml single cream. Let the sauce bubble up, then pour it over the steak.
Mexican Quesadilla seasoning
Hungarian Goulasch mix
Brown onions and diced beef in lard, add water and spice (1 teaspoon per person) and cook until meat is done. I normally cook a pot to last me a week, and for each meal I transfer a bit to a smaller pot and add potatoes (which is good but not Hungarian-orthodox). Serve topped with sour cream. Gets better each day.