Shichimi du Mont (Mont-Saint-Michel)

Shichimi du Mont (Mont-Saint-Michel)

Technical guide

Ingredients Buckwheat, *sesame seeds, sansho pepper, chiles, seaweed, spices.
Allergens *Sesame
Origin Original creation
Net weight 35 g
Storage / Use In a cool, dark, dry place.
Price incl. tax €8.80

Japanese 7-spice blend. Use to add spicy heat to recipes.

Recommendations Use to flavor boullions, broth, Japanese noodle dishes, and beef carpaccio. Sprinkle over mashed potatoes, raw vegetables, and lamb chops.

The words of Olivier Roellinger

This traditional spice blend can be found in all Shinto shrines throughout Japan. The composition varies from region to region; some shichimis are very hot and bright red, others are milder with more of an orange hue. Pilgrims to the shrines used to bring back the blend as souvenirs, and the blend itself is a symbol of purification.
The most spiritual site in our area is the Mont-Saint-Michel, which is why I formulated Shichimi du Mont to taste like the morning sunrise over the landmark, redolent with seaweed from the surrounding mud flats spices that have blown in on the four winds. The citrusy tang of sansho peppers and the heat of the chiles used are tamed by the brininess of the seaweed.

Story

Shichimi togarashi , or 7 spice seasoning, is designed to be used as a condiment to add heat and spice to bouillons and broths, udon and soba noodles, and grilled kebabs. The traditional blend is said to date to the Edo period in the 17th century.