American Mix

This classic North American mix is ​​a blend of carefully selected spices designed to create an authentic flavor in your barbecue dishes, stews and roasts. If you're looking for a combination of flavors to make your pulled meat or slow-roasted ribs brutally delicious, look no further.

Ingredients:

sweet paprika, onion, garlic, black pepper, mustard*, allspice, cumin, coriander, thyme, sage

*Allergen Information: Contains Mustard

Net weight: 50 g

    American cuisine

    American cuisine is a blend of its European culinary roots and the influence of Native American and African cultures. At its core is the love for bold flavors, barbecue, smoked grilled meats and hearty meals.

    The staples of American cuisine are meat, potatoes, and beans. Meat is usually a steak or burger, and potatoes are fried or mashed. Along with traditional dishes, American cuisine is also characterized by its love of fast food – from hamburgers, hot dogs to pizza and fried chicken, fast food has become a staple of American culture and cuisine.

    One of the defining characteristics of American cuisine is its diversity. From coast to coast, different regions of the United States have their own unique cooking styles and flavors, reflecting the diversity of the people and geography of the country. The South is known for its slow-cooked food and hearty dishes like fried chicken, barbecue, and fish. West Coast cuisine is characterized by fresh, seasonal ingredients and a fusion of Mexican and Asian flavors. The Northeast is famous for its seafood, with dishes like clam chowder and lobster rolls popular in coastal towns. The Midwest emphasizes hearty dishes like casseroles and meat pies, reflecting the harsh winter climate of the region.

    American BBQ ribs

    Ingredients
    • 2-2.5 kg ribs (pork or beef)
    • 350 g tomato passata
    • 4 tbsp. American spice mix
    • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
    • 1 tbsp. vinegar
    • 1-2 tbsp. honey
    • oil
    • salt and black pepper
    Preparation
    1. Pierce with the top of a knife the membrane of the ribs.
    Cooking
    1. Combine 2 tbsp. American Spice mix, 2 tbsp. brown sugar and 1 tbsp. salt and coat the ribs with this mixture.
    2. Wrap the ribs in aluminium foil with the meat facing down. Bake in a preheated at 130˚C oven for 2-2.5h if using pork ribs, and 3-3.5h for veal ribs, till the meat separates from the bones.
    3. Meanwhile in a pan mix tomato passata, 2 tbsp. American Spice mix, brown sugar/honey, vinegar and salt to taste. Let the barbecue sauce boil and cook for 5 minutes at medium heat, stirring continuously.
    4. Take the ribs out of the oven and increase the temperature to 180˚С.
    5. Open the foil and brush the ribs on both sides with the barbecue sauce.
    6. Bake with the meat facing up for 10 minutes uncovered. Brush one more time with barbecue sauce and bake another 20 minutes.
    7. If you want thicker glaze and better caramelisation, brush a few more times with barbecue sauce and increase baking time.
    8. When ready, cut the ribs and optionally add more barbecue sauce.

    American baked beans

    Ingredients
    • 3 cans cooked beans of choice
    • 4-5 red peppers
    • 2 carrots
    • 1 onion
    • 1 tbsp. American spice mix
    • 400 g pureed tomatoes
    • 1 tbsp. tomato puree
    • honey
    • oil
    • salt and black pepper
    • chili (optional)
    • fresh coriander (optional)
    Preparation
    1. Coarsely chop the onion, carrots and peppers.
    Cooking
    1. Heat 6 tbsp. oil over medium heat.
    2. Add chopped onion and carrots with a pinch of salt and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Add tomato puree and stir 1-2 minutes before adding pureed tomatoes, beans, peppers, 1 tbsp American Spice mix, salt and black pepper to taste.
    4. Add honey to taste and optionally chilli powder.
    5. Pour 1 can of water and some oil and bake in a preheated at 220˚C oven for 40 minutes.
    6. Optionally serve with fresh coriander and fresh chillies.
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