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Spice Up Your Menu

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No matter how you use spices, one thing is certain: the right spice will make everything nice.

Katy’s Kitchen® spices present the aroma, color and character that discriminating chefs have depended on as a staple in their pantry. Formerly part of the Culinary Secrets® line, chefs have relied on these spices for their essence of flavor and consistency.

Katy’s Kitchen offers a robust selection of individual spices and mixes, perfect for helping your establishment develop a signature must-have item – whether it’s an appetizer, main course, side dish or dessert.

With the right spice, anything is possible. A simple switch in spices can transform entire dishes and evolve your menu to cater to consumers’ senses. Favorite trends include:

  • Going Global: Creating different spice combinations can transform existing ingredients to offer diners immense variety. Mexican, Caribbean and Middle Eastern inspired dishes are all incredibly popular and feature bold spice combinations such as cumin, cardamom, coriander, different chilies, garlic, parsley and cilantro, among others.
  • Combining Sweet & Savory: Simple black pepper is taking the spotlight in restaurants where chefs have capitalized on its bold, spicy taste. It’s becoming a favorite spice to complement exotic fruits such as mango, passion fruit, jackfruit and dragon fruit.
  • Changing or Enhancing Color: Indian cuisine is known for its colorful food, due to the use of spices in cooking. Both turmeric and paprika are good spices for making foods brighter and more visually appealing.

To learn more about Katy’s Kitchen spices, contact your Shamrock Foods sales representative.

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