Are you allergic to Nightshades or living the Auto Immune Protocol Diet?
You like the flavours of hot peppers (such as chili peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, chili-based spices, red pepper, cayenne) but aware that they are synonymous with bringing on horrific symptoms?
Horopito is your answer! Horopito has a hot spicy flavour that slowly grows stronger as you taste. Used as an alternative to capsicum/pepper or chilies. In New Zealand it is used regularly to smoke fish, as a seasoning, an infusion for olive oil, a rub for meat, fish and vegetables, or to add to sauces and marinades.
Those with allergies to the Nightshade family, can use this to supplement those flavours. with a unsuspecting ‘wild’ zing and zap on the tongue horopito is the perfect partner as a replacement chili, this pure horopito is the best ever. A sprinkle of Rhayne over everything you eat!
Horopito is a great addition to those on the Paleo or Auto Immune diets being a leaf based spice/herb. Even those that are on protein diets for bodybuilding. It can change the mundane into something much more adventurous. Try it!
Fabulous poured over smoked fish, salmon, mussels, clams, octopus, squid, raw fish, tuna and scallops
Dip with or spread over feta, smoked havarti, grilled haloumi, goat and sheep milk cheeses (if you can tolerate dairy)
Pour over ham off the bone; prosciutto; parma ham; smoked bacon and pork, beef cheeks
Marinade with chicken or lamb ribs and slow cook
Great spice to asian foods
Adds complexity and depth to vegetarian fare – tofu, stir-fry, avocado, daikon, kumara, watercress, glaze carrots