Prairie Oils Spice Blends
Introducing a line of high-quality, big flavour, SALT-FREE (or low sodium) spices to pair with oil and vinegar - developed by our own distributor of high-end oils and vinegars, MillPress Imports.
MillPress Imports is a privately held, family-owned and operated business primarily focused on sourcing and importing the finest lots of fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar products. With their vast industry expertise in agriculture, product testing, organoleptic ratings, food safety, and manufacturing, their chef and development team present this line of spices for their retailers to match with oils and vinegars. And we were impressed!
At Prairie Oils & Vinegars, we stand behind this line as the top recommended flavours to pair with our oils and vinegars to create the best-tasting dishes. The rich and healthy fats combined with the complex combination of savoury and peppery flavours present in high-quality, fresh EVOO cause the delicious, savoury nature of vegetables, legumes and meats to become more pronounced. Good olive oil brings its own aromas and accents, but when allowed to mingle with foods, salts and spices (and their own unique chemical compounds), the result is an enhancement of the foods inherent flavour. Simply put, when you use good olive oil, in a marinade, a rub or blend for roasting, seasoning a salad dressing or building a sauce, your food will taste better.
This is the foundation behind the development of these spice blends. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!
It was important to showcase how the EVOO works to enhance the flavour of spices and foods without being dependent on salt. While it is possible to find high quality salts that are less processed than table salt and retain trace minerals, sea salts, rock salts, and table salt all have the same basic nutritional value. Sea salt and table salt contain comparable amounts of sodium by weight, so whichever type of salt you enjoy, it is important to do so in moderation.
We know and have experienced how you can achieve immense and satisfying flavour using EVOO! And so we are excited to invite you to experiment with foods, spices and EVOO to see how you can enjoy them to their fullest potential!
Now you can see why we have agreed to let our name stand with MillPress Imports to help present these spices to you. So let us introduce them:
Roasted Garlic - Salt-Free - Warm garlic notes dominate this blend, but are enhanced with the additions of paprika, onion, oregano, thyme, and basil. Use for meats, marinades, rubs, soups and cream sauces, roasted veggies, salad dressing seasoning.
Ingredients: dehydrated garlic and onion, spices (calcium stearate added to prevent caking)
Pepe & Aglio - Salt-Free - Cornerstones of savoury cuisine, this garlic and black pepper blend enhances salads, meats, roasted vegetables, bread dipping, and more! (Pepe and aglio = pepper and garlic.)
Ingredients: Black pepper, dehydrated onion, dehydrated garlic, dehydrated red bell pepper, dehydrated green bell pepper, and celery seed
Sicilian Spices - Salt-Free - Sicilian red pepper flakes blend with other southern Italian spices to create an impressive seasoning for focaccia, pizza and pasta sauces, soups, bread dipping, and more! Has quite a kick of heat from the red pepper flakes - wow!
Ingredients: Dehydrated onion, oregano, red pepper, dehydrated green bell pepper, basil, and spices
Spiced Parmesan - Low-Salt - This shelf-stable seasoning combines Parmesan and Pecorino Romano cheeses with an aromatic assortment of basil and garlic. A subtle hint of saltiness from the cheese blends well with the other spices to create a pungent, melt-in-your-mouth, creamy experience. A complex spice blend that is delightfully cheesy!
Ingredients: Parmesan cheese [(milk, salt, cultures and enzymes), disodium phosphate], spices, salt, garlic powder, and rice concentrate added to prevent caking.