Stephs Cheers and Jeers was provided the samples mentioned in this post in return for an unbiased review.
Piquant Post is a monthly subscription box that delivers fresh ground spices to your doorstep. Each month you will receive four spice blends from single region or country as well as four recipes that are chef developed and approved. You also have online access to recipes, ingredient substitutes, and alternative uses.
The most recent shipment I received was themed around Indonesia and featured some super yummy spices!
This shipment featured Tumeric Gold, Satay Spice, Bali BBQ and Bumbu Bail as well as recipes for Chicken Satay, Noodle Stir Fry, Balinese Pork and coconut Turmeric Cauliflower.
Tumeric Gold can be used in any recipes that call for Turmeric, this blend contains Turmeric which is one of my favorite spices due to its anti-inflammatory properties but also contains Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cardamom, and Fenugreek. The Coconut Turmeric Cauliflower recipe sounds AMAZING and I can’t wait to try it.
Satay is a style of grilling marinated meats over a fire on wood skewers and this spice blend will help you enjoy Satay, which is the national dish of Indonesia in the comfort of your own home. Satay Marinade sounds AMAZING and this blend contains Coriander, Nutmeg, Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, White Peppercorn, and Turmeric. While the recipe calls for chicken this spice blend pairs well with shrimp, beef and even veggies.
The Bali BBQ blend contains Arabica Coffee, Smoked Paprika, Coriander, Garlic Powder, Nutmeg, Ginger, Star Anise, Onion Powder, Cloves and Cayenne Pepper. The information card that came with this spice was very informative. It talks about how for 1000 years, the islands of Eastern and Central Indonesia were a major supply base for the global spice trade. This spice blend was created by Piquant Post to celebrate and reflect the historical flavors traded through the region.
The Bumbu Bali blend contains Turmeric, Coriander, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cayenne Pepper, Cumin, White Peppercorn and Bay Leaves. The recipe included is for Noodle Stir Fry and will teach you how to make Bambu Bali which is a spice paste. Bumbu Bali paste has many uses in the kitchen and you can even make the paste in large batches and store it in your fridge for up to two weeks.
I really loved the box I received from Piquant Post, I really feel like I was transported to Indonesia and I thought this box captured all the wonderful flavors that Indonesia has to offer.
You can subscribe to Piquant Post for $11.99 a month, $65.94 6 months prepay and $119.88 12 months prepay.