Grains of Paradise
2.25 oz. Also known as alligator pepper and Malagueta pepper, this lovely little seed adds magic in place of black pepper. When you grind grains of paradise into your food, you'll taste a mild peppery kick like that of black pepper, but alongside it you'll taste tones of allspice, cardamom, and clove.
It can be substituted for black pepper in almost any preparation, but provides so much more than black pepper does. Use it in barbeque rubs or sauces for a depth of flavor that will knock your (or your friends') socks off.
Try mixing black pepper, grains of paradise, garlic, and salt for a revelatory steak rub. Or use it with red wine, tomato paste, a little light vinegar (like coconut vinegar), and salt for a sauce for vegetables, rice, and lentils.
You'll receive a 2.5 ounce, air and moisture tight jar of spices that should stay fresh up to a year, if it lasts that long. Which it won't.