Silk Road Recipes

Brining Your Turkey

November 15, 2022

Why Brine? Turkey can become dry as it is cooked, and the brining solution causes a change in the turkey's protein structure that allows it to better hold onto its moisture. The flavours from the spices are absorbed and help to boost the flavour.  It really is worth the little bit of extra effort.

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Mulled Wine & Cider

November 15, 2022

Mulled wine and cider are usually thought of as seasonal beverages, but they are also wonderfully social drinks to get you through the long winter months after the New Year. Plus, there's no better way to use up inferior wine you may have kicking around (or your grandfather's home-made). 
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Irish Beef & Stout Stew with Cheddar Nigella Beer Bread

November 15, 2022

Nothing says comfort food quite like a hearty Irish stew.  It’s also an excellent vehicle for our Winter Stewing Blend, which gives this stew a nice, deep base flavour of herbs, garlic and pepper. To go with it, Cheddar Nigella Beer Bread takes advantage of the perfect pairing for nigella seeds: cheddar cheese.

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Vanilla Custards with Roasted Blueberries

July 07, 2022

This silky smooth custard is a great finish to any meal. With its light custard base and the fresh berry topping, it’s not too filling and not too sweet. It’s just right. 
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Hibiscus Ginger Cordial

July 07, 2022

This is ideal as a light spring drink, for Easter brunches or afternoons spent enjoying the emerging sunshine. Use it with sparkling or still water, and booze it up as you please. Gin is an especially suitable match.

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Curried Avocado Dip

July 07, 2022

This recipe is a great example of how spices can allow you to go very light on the salt. It uses curry powder and toasted mustard seeds for an incredible Indian flavour. Plus, between the coconut oil and the avocados themselves, it’s full of healthy fats. 
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Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Rosemary-Mint Lamb Rub

March 15, 2022

There's pretty much nothing easier than roasting a lamb shoulder, and our Rosemary-Mint Lamb Rub will make it taste so good it'll seem like you were slaving away in the kitchen all day long.
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Baked Eggs with Urfa Biber Butter

March 15, 2022

This recipe was donated to us by our friend and customer Tyler, who says it’s his go-to brunch dish for special occasions. It’s a perfect way to show off our Urfa Biber chiles from Turkey.
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Chicken & Barley Stew

September 17, 2021

When fall arrives and the evenings are chilly, many of us start to crave warming comfort foods like soups and stews. This recipe is a great example of how our Winter Stewing Blend can help to bring common, ordinary ingredients together into a delicious one-pot meal. 
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Silk Road Cinnamon Buns

September 16, 2021

After several years of casual searching, I’ve finally stumbled upon a recipe that makes exactly the kind of cinnamon buns I like without requiring a lot of effort or ingredients I don't always have on hand.
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Chicken Karaage

September 16, 2021

Chicken karaage is a popular Japanese izakaya (pub) food.  Shichimi Togarashi is a blend of chiles, citrus and sesame which adds great, spicy, citrusy flavour to the karaage coating. 
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Driftwood Beer Can Chicken

May 26, 2021

Where would our society be without beer can chicken? This method of barbequing chicken has become immensely popular over the years, probably because it requires only a barbeque, a chicken, some beer and some relaxation. So pull up a lawn chair, grab a beer and get roasting.
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