These are the freshest spices you will find just about anywhere in Canada.
Each blend bursts with intense and complex flavours. They represent the best the world has to offer and have been gathered from around the globe by Épices de Cru in Montreal's world-renowned Jean-Talon Market.
They are your passport to endless exciting culinary adventures.
Layover in Thailand
Travel to Thailand for the evening! Delicious with fish, poultry, sea food and vegetable dishes. This blend includes galangal, shallot, chili, lemongrass, garlic, coriander, green pepper, cumin, and kaffir lime leaves.
Smoked Sweet Paprika
A savory sweet smoked pepper from Spain. Not only does this paprika give your Spanish recipes authentic flavor, it serves as a hearty, smoky addition to any dish. Add at the beginning of cooking for a bright red color.
8 Pepper Blend
Conventional pepper blends are little more than color combinations. Not this one. Very rich, flavorful and perfectly balanced. This blend is a delicate balancing act aimed squarely at flavour. Its heat matches regular pepper, making it an ideal all-purpose pepper blend.
Chicken Spice Blend
This blend consists of a delicious combination of herbs, tangy spices such as sumac, and lemon peels combined with mild spices like coriander and onions. It’s the perfect spice combination to season chicken, be it roasted, fried, simmered, poached, or pan-fried.
French Four Spice blend
French Four Spice blend (ginger, white pepper, nutmeg, cloves) is a traditional blend used in classical French cuisine. Its peppery fragrance is rich and is reminiscent of spices traditionally used during the Holidays and is equally delicious used in cooking carrots, sweet potatoes, and squash. It can also be used sparingly in muffins, banana bread, apple compotes, and poached fruit.
Nordic Spiced Salt
Using salt harvested from the waters of the Saint-Lawrence estuary, this salt blend highlights the properties of Nordic and Quebec Boreal spices. The inclusion of wild porcini mushrooms from Gaspe and seaweed from the Saint Lawrence, infuses the salt with a generous dose of umami, whereas the maple sugar harmoniously blends the unique flavours of this Nordic salt, which is composed almost entirely of local aromatics. It’s good on just about everything!
Quebec Herb Blend
Herb blends have been a part of the culinary landscape of Quebec for a very long time. This rustic, fragrant blend is made up of the finest herbs harvested in Quebec. This savoury blend includes onion, parsnip, savory, thyme, shallot, parsley, celery leaf, marjoram, tarragon, celery seed.
Montreal Spice Rub
One of the most famous steak seasoning for good reason. Originally used on smoked meat, a Montreal staple, this blend can also be used on various red meats, especially when grilling. Includes black pepper, mustard, garlic, onion, salt, dill seed, and chile.
Maple BBQ Rub
A delicious all-purpose rub great on whole chicken, meat cubes, tofu, or ribs. Also serves as a great base for a marinade or a delectable homemade BBQ sauce. Includes chile, mustard, smoked paprika, pepper, cumin, cloves, maple sugar, and bay leaves.
Herbes de Provence
Made solely from herbs harvested in Provence, where the dry and hot summers produce intensely aromatic herbs. The herbs in this rich blend give any dish the characteristic fragrance of Provençal cookery. A timeless combination which includes thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram, and basil.