Cole & Mason Ground Cumin
Eat our Ground Cumin with a spiced rack of lamb. The earthiness of cumin works especially well with lamb. Make a spice rub of ground cumin, coarsely ground black pepper and ground cardamom. Marinate for several hours, roast and serve with a cooling yoghurt sauce.
Why not try thinking Mexican, not Moroccan. Brown some ground beef in a pan, then season with chopped garlic, smoked paprika, ground cumin and salt to taste. Serve in hard tacos or soft tortillas, with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes and sour cream.
Though mostly associated with Indian curries and Middle Eastern stews, the ancient Greeks and Romans were fond of cumin too, in medicines and skin creams. And in the Middle Ages, people were known to carry a little cumin in their pocket to ward off bad luck.
The seeds come from a herb that's in the same family as parsley, with an unmistakably musty aroma. Often used to season meat, you can also use it to add warmth and depth to vegetarian dishes.
Supplier: The Spice Company