We're falling in love all over again.
This October marks our 3-year anniversary in the Deep Deuce area and we couldn't be more thrilled. We started out as two twenty-somethings embarking on a summer of memorable road-trips and look how far we've come! It turns out that our countless grocery reconnaissance missions were preparing us for opening a spice shop all our own. Since then, we've developed into a full-grocery store in Oklahoma City. We are so thankful for all your support and are looking forward to the many great things ahead!
But you can call it "bae" for short.
All joking aside, this spice is pretty addicting. Actually pronounced as "burr-burr-ee," this traditional yet zesty Ethiopian spice blend is often used in stews, roasted veggies and grilled meats. This blend is excellent to add to marinades as well. Think of it as a cross between a curry powder and chili powder; all-purpose for the region's style of cooking.
Berbere powders are all different. Each blend contains flavors unique to the town or market in which they're found. Our original recipe has aromatic similarities to a complex curry powder, but has some distinction that makes it extremely fun to use in a variety of dishes!
Cooking with this will transport you and your house guest across the ocean in an instant. It has such a strong and unique flavor, that there are no limits to the ways you can incorporate it! Cover a beef roast in it and be blown away or add it to your favorite soups and stews as a substitute for your favorite seasoning. Some of our regular customers have shared a love for it, seasoning home fries and baked potato wedges.
Made from dried red peppers, coriander, ginger, fenugree, turmeric, nutmeg, black pepper, cardamom and cloves, this blend is mildly spicy -- making it the perfect go-to for your next meal!
We're currently coveting this delicious (not so traditional) spiced stew.
- Marinade the meat of your choice (we recommend local buffalo) in yogurt and a healthy dose of Berbere powder.
- Sautee the veggies, adding broth and the marinaded meat along with a little more Berbere powder.
- Let mixture simmer until it reaches the desired consistency.
Squash & Red Lentil Soup
This is a recipe to satisfy vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike! The butternut squash captures the flavors of the season. And while we love it's creamy texture, we Oklahomans adore a bit of kick. Sprinkle in some Berbere powder to liven it up. It's sure to be a winner at your next dinner party!
What's your favorite autumn recipe? We would love to collaborate with you on social media!
Premiere on Film Row
We encourage you to come check out Premiere on Film Row on October 16th! The area is one of Oklahoma City's newest restoration projects, and located just west of downtown on Sheridan Ave. It takes place 6-10p.m. and features food trucks, classic movies at the Paramount, live music, art courtesy of IAO Gallery, and activities for all ages. We hope to see you there!